A 25 – year – old automobile mechanic , Albert Olaposi , on Monday , allegedly beheaded his five- year- old daughter, Mercy, in Gbongan, Osun State.
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.
In a chat with our correspondent , a resident of Oke Oje , who preferred anonymity , said the victim ’ s grandmother raised the alarm.
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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 . ”
When contacted , 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.