- The police in Lagos yesterday arrested a pastor and his
accomplice for allegedly beheading a seven-year-old boy
Adedoyin Oyekan and one Eric were arrested at
Odokereke, Odogunyan after they allegedly beheaded the
boy and buried his head at the church’s altar.
The suspects, who were rescued from being lynched,
allegedly committed the offence at No. 16, Apata Abo
Street, Odokekere, Odogunyan.
Eric, said to be a friend to the victim’s father, allegedly
abducted the boy around 11a.m. on Wednesday, after his
father left him in his custody.
He was said to have taken the child to the pastor’s
church where they beheaded and buried him between
2a.m. and 4a.m. yesterday.
The victim’s father had come to take his son when Eric
claimed he had sent him home.
According to a resident, the police clamped down on Eric,
who opened up during interrogation and led detectives to
the pastor’s place where the child’s mutilated body was
According to a resident, who pleaded anonymity, “a little
boy was beheaded. He is about seven years old. His
father’s friend took him out to an unknown pastor around
Odogunyan Ikorodu, who has reportedly fled.
“The boy’s father asked his friend where his son was and
he responded that he has already told him to go back
home, which was a lie. They killed the boy and beheaded
him. They buried his head underneath the altar of the
“The father’s friend was arrested. It was at that point he
confessed to what they did with the boy.
the head and brought them all to the station. At the police
station, the officers were saying that they are waiting for
the Commissioner of Police.
The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi,
said he would make sure the perpetrators are brought to
It was gathered that angry residents had stormed the
police station demanding jungle justice for the suspects.
They were said to have torched the police station,
destroying a part of its perimeter fence and also
attempted to set the station ablaze if the suspects were
not released to them.
The command’s spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said policemen
on patrol apprehended the suspects.
He said the policemen clamped down on Eric, whose
confession led to the arrest of the other suspect and the
recovery of the boy’s body.
“On investigation, one of the suspects, Eric confessed to
He led a team of policemen to Odokekere/
Odogunyan to apprehend Oyekan, who later led the team
to where the 7-year-old boy was beheaded and his head
“They hid the body inside a canal. Investigation has
commenced and the case would be transferred to the
State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department
(SCIID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos,” he said.