The Suspect, Benedict Owalun
Benedict Owalun, a 23-year-old farmer has disclosed how he cut off the head of his colleague in a cannabis Sativa (also known as Indian hemp) farm in Ipele, in Owo local government area of Ondo State, after he was arrested by the police.
Owalun who was arrested and detained over the incident which occurred on Sunday December 20, was accused of cutting off the head of his victim known as Ekong in a machete fight after him (victim) of attacking him with witchcraft.
Recounting what led to the fight, the suspect said he began experiencing erectile failure and difficulty in urination after Ekong and another co-labourer threatened to “deal with him” spiritually after a quarrel.
“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 are about to leave the farm, there is 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 fight.
“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.”
Ondo Police spokesperson, Leo Tee-Ikoro confirmed the incident and also said the command is still investigating the matter.