The Ekiti State Police Command has detained Mr. Nnaefenwa Lucky, in connection with the beheading of his wife, Bose.
Our correspondent gathered that the headless remains of Bose, 40, who was suspected to have been killed for ritual purposes, were discovered in the bush by her husband who had asked her to bring food to him.
It was gathered that the deceased, who had four children, had prepared the food as instructed by her husband and was on the way to the farm to give it to him when she was attacked and decapitated by yet to be identified persons.
Residents told journalists who visited the area that Bose’s attackers severed her head and neck, chopped off her arms and cut some flesh from her buttocks.
This discovery obviously made some residents of the town to believe that the deceased was murdered for rituals.
The Chairman of Urhobo community in Aramoko-Ekiti, Chief Samuel Okorefe, told journalists that he was told that Bose’s husband came to town to call for help after the murder.
Okorefe said the deceased’s husband told the people that he found his wife along the bush path where she was beheaded.
The community leader stated that he and some other people reported the case at the police station in the town and to the Alara of Aramoko, Oba Olu Adeyemi.
He added that the police had deposited Bose’s remains at the Aramoko General Hospital mortuary.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Victor Babayemi, told our correspondents that it was too early to conclude that Lucky killed his wife.
The PRO said, “We are aware of the allegation against the husband. The man is still with us but we don’t want to jump into conclusions. He told us that he asked his wife to bring food to him on the farm and that he later found her dead along the footpath. We can’t say what actually happened until we are through with our investigations.”