Police nab man for beheading 4-year-old in Lagos


By Ismail Auwal

The Lagos State Police Command has nabbed one Laenenae Halicani on allegations of beheading a four-year-old child.

The suspect, who confessed to beheading the victim, has been moved to Area C, Ogba, to the State Criminal Inquiry Department (SCID), Yaba, for further investigation.

Asked why he beheaded the child, the suspect, it was gathered, could not give any reason and kept saying “I killed him.”

Police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, while confirming the murder said Laenenae was arrested on October 8, after a missing person report was filed by the child’s mother, Talwa Shode.

The woman, a resident of 7, Mangoro Street, Agege, it was gathered, reported her son missing at Isokoko Division, only for the child to be found headless hours later in a canal  at Ashade area of Agege.

“About three hours after the woman reported that her son was missing, heavily-armed youths were seen beating a man with bruises all over his body accused of being the prime suspect behind the missing child.

“The police rescued the suspect. Hours later, the patrol team on surveillance recovered the decomposing, beheaded body of the missing child from a canal at Ashade area,”  a source said.

Related articles

Recent articles