A 25-year-old man, Albert Olaposi, is declared wanted by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly beheading his five-year-old daughter, Mercy, in Gbongan, Osun State on Monday.
Until her death, Mercy 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.
However, on Monday morning, Olaposi reportedly visited the residence of his mother and took away the deceased.
He then allegedly beheaded her.
According to a resident of Oke Oje, the victim’s grandmother raised the alarm.
The resident said, “The suspect immediately fled the scene when the mother raised the alarm. People around tried to apprehend him, but they could not.”
The Osun Police Public Relations Officer, Yemisi Opalola, said the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
The police have begun a manhunt for the suspect.