Tragedy struck on Monday as a 25-year-old automobile mechanic, Albert Olaposi allegedly beheaded his five-year-old daughter, Mercy in Osun State.
Naijaparry News gathered that the deceased was said to be living with her paternal grandmother in the Oke Oje area of Gbongan, while her parents live in another area of the town.
Our correspondent gathered that Olaposi reportedly visited the residence of his mother on Monther and took away the deceased.
Investigation revealed that the mechanic allegedly beheaded Mercy after taking her away.
In a chat with our correspondent, a resident of Oke Oje, who preferred anonymity, said the victim’s grandmother raised the alarm.
“The suspect immediately fled the scene when the mother raised the alarm. People around tried to apprehend him, but they could not,” a resident of Oke Oje who craves anonymity told our correspondent.
Confirming the news, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Yemisi Opalola, said the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
She said the police had launched a manhunt for the suspect.