A man, Wale Ede, 25, allegedly beheads a 50-year-old Vehicle Inspection Officer and father of seven, Joshua Fagbola. Fagbola, a patrol assistant with the Directorate of Road Traffic Service, otherwise known as the Vehicle Inspection Officer, in Ado Ekiti, met his untimely death at the wake of a relative on Friday at about 8pm in the Iro quarters of Iyin Ekiti, Ekiti State.
It was learnt that Ede attacked Fagbola when he was about to start the engine of his motorbike. 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.
An eye witness told PUNCH that Ede, on sighting the VIO, had rushed home to fetch a machete and inflicted cuts on the deceased’s neck and other parts of the body.
The Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Alberto Adeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident to PUNCH on Sunday [Mar. 22]. He said that the suspect was being held at the Criminal Investigation Department at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti.
“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,” Adeyemi said.