Police arrest undergraduate for beheading mother


The Osun State Police Command said on Monday that a 25-year-old undergraduate student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo, Joseph Mark, has been arrested for beheading his mother, Mrs. Christianah Mark.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Folashade Odoro, told journalists in Osogbo that the incident happened at 6:30 a.m. at No 25, Zone 5, Ajetomobi Street, Eko-Ende Road, Ikirun, Osun, on Sunday.

According to Odoro, the father of the suspect, Mr. Adewale Mark, reported the incident to Ikirun Divisional Police station.

She said the father explained that he left his house 5:30 a.m. to visit his friend at the next street and on returning home at about 6:00 a.m., he discovered that his son had cut off his wife’s head with a cutlass.

Odoro said the culprit, who was suspected to be insane, was arrested when the team of police detectives visited the scene of crime.

She said exhibits; medical examination of the suspect, weapon used and photographs of the scene and victim were taken by the police.


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