The Lagos State police command has on Thursday arrested a pastor for allegedly beheading a seven-year old boy and burying his head at the church’s altar.
The Command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, who confirmed the arrest to reporters on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested with an accomplice.
Famous-Cole said the policemen arrested one Eric, whose confession led to the arrest of the pastor and the recovery of the boy’s body.
“On investigation, one of the suspects, Eric confessed to the crime. He led a team of policemen to Odokekere/ Odogunyan in Ikorodu area to apprehend Oyekan, who later led the team to where the seven-year-old boy was beheaded and his head buried,” he said
“They hid the body inside canal. The two suspects involved have been arrested and the body and the head of the boy were brought to the station.
“Investigation has commenced and the case would be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos”, he said.
The pastor identified as Adedoyin Oyekan and one Eric were arrested at Odokereke, Odogunyan of Ikorodu on Thursday.
The police boss informed newsmen that the suspect was said to have taken the boy to the pastor’s church where they beheaded and buried him between 2am and 4am on Thursday.
The suspects were rescued from being lynched by some angry residents of the area after committing the offence at 16, Apata Abo Street, Odokekere, Odogunyan.
The police spokesman said investigation was still on.