Policemen in Ondo State have arrested a 23-year-old man, Benedict Owalun, working as a labourer on an iNdian hemp plantation in Ipele, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State for allegedly beheaded his colleague identified as Ekong.
The suspect and the deceased were said to be working with other boys on the plantation when a fight broke out between the two of them and Owalun cut off the head of Ekong and took it away.
The case was reported to the police and the suspect was promptly arrested and transferred to the Ondo State Police Command headquarters in Akure.
Mr.Owalun, who hailed from Cross Rivers State, explained that he had suspected the deceased to be behind his predicament as he had threatened to deal with him spiritually.
Owalum said he had noticed that his manhood was no longer functioning and he took the action because Ekong had threatened to kill him, so he believed the deceased was behind his loss of erection.
He said, “Five of us used to work on a farm in Ipele, where we cultivate Indian hemp for our boss called Mr Okadigbo.
“We have been working there for about six months. So, on the last day when we’re about to leave the farm, there’s one of us called Felix and another known as Ekong who I have been suspecting of attacking me spiritually.
“Both of them had been telling me that they would have killed me since if they have their way. I reported the issue to Mr Okadigbo but he failed to intervene.
“Later I began to have health issues as I could no longer urinate due to the spiritual attack by the boys. After a while, I confronted Ekong over the development but he threatened me with a cutlass and I took my own cutlass as well and we immediately engaged in a brawl.
“During the fight, he fell and I immediately cut off his head and the other boys ran away. I took the head away to the hut and later, I saw policemen who came to arrest me.”