A 25-year-old man identified as Wale Ede has allegedly decapitated a 50-year-old Vehicle Inspection Officer, Joshua Fagbola in in the Iro quarters of Iyin Ekiti in Ekiti State.
The incident occurred at about 8pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 after Fagbola, a patrol assistant with the Directorate of Road Traffic Service, otherwise known as the Vehicle Inspection Officer, in Ado Ekiti seized the cell phone of the suspect.
It was learnt that Ede attacked Fagbola, a father of seven in the middle of the row when he was about to zoom off the venue with his motorcycle.
According to Punch, the deceased had on Thursday reportedly seized the cell phone of his suspected killer when he failed to supply the brick block for which he had been paid.
A source who witnessed the incident said Ede, on sighting the VIO at the wake, had rushed home to fetch a machete with which he attacked the deceased from behind.
The suspect was subsequently arrested by the police operatives in the state and ha been transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department for thorough investigation after which his fate would be decided.
Confirming the incident on Sunday, March 22, 2015, the state police spokesperson, DSP, Alberto Adeyemi,said, “The suspect attacked the deceased from behind at the wake and almost cut his head off.
“It was reported that the deceased had on Thursday seized the suspect’s cell phone for failing to provide the blocks he had paid him for.
“The suspect is being held at the state CID and we are still investigating the matter.”