A motorcycle pilferer, Dauda Yakubu from Kogi state, who was recently apprehended by the police in Niger state, has confessed to killing one Emmanuel Sunday, who was also from Kogi state, before absconding with his motorcycle.
According to Dauda, he beheaded Emmanuel solely because he refused to relinquish his motorcycle when he attacked him and demanded for it at Kagbodu village in Lapai Local Government Area in Niger state.
The police in the state was informed after the brother of the deceased, Amos Sunday, reported to the Lapai division police that his brother did not return home from work.
Investigation by the police led to the arrest of Dauda. When quizzed, he said himself and one Mohammed Yinusa, who is now on the run, carried out the dastardly act and gave reasons why Emmanuel was beheaded.
“He refused to hand over his motorcycle to me. So I got angry and we beheaded him and zoomed off with the motorcycle.
I don’t know what came over me. We are from the same Kogi state but we reside in Niger State. How do I explain myself to my kinsmen?” he said
He denied wanting to use Emmanuel’s head for ritual.
“I couldn’t have used my kinsman’s head for rituals; our culture forbids it; it was the devil that pushed me into killing him.” he said
Speaking on the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muhammad Abubakar, said Emmanuel’s body and motorcycle, have been recovered.
He added that Dauda would soon be charged to court while his accomplice, Yinusa, would soon be apprehended.