Thursday, June 13, 2019

Graphic: Herdsman beheads his fiancée for refusing to visit him

A herdsman has chopped off the head of his fiancée with a machete in Ilasa Ekiti in Ekiti State

The deceased was attacked, on Tuesday, beside a stream where she had gone to fetch water with her younger sister who witness the incident.

The suspect was said to have cut her head when she bent down to collect some water from the stream.

The  Alasa of Ilasa, Oba Ajayi Omolagba, revealed that the young lady had been allegedly handed over to the suspected assailant as a future wife while she was still a teenager in consonance with their custom and tradition.

However, trouble started last month when the suspect requested the lady to spend the Eld-el-Fitr with him, but she refused.

The failure of the family of the lady to release her before, during and after the celebration angered the suspect who assumed the contract had been breached by the family, hence the dastardly act.

Another version of the reason for the murder, says the lady, after growing up, observed that the supposed husband was a drunkard and drug addict, thereby avoiding him for necessary marriage arrangements.


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