A 27-year old Indian hemp farmer, Owalum Benedict Ochin, has been remanded to prison custody by Akure Magistrate’s Court for beheading his friend and roommate identified as Ekon.
Benedict was said to have committed the act after a brawl over ingredients to put in a soup. The incident was said to have happened on November 29, 2020, at about 6:30pm at Jungle forest, Ipele, Owo LGA.
According to him, “I killed my friend, Ekon because he provoked me. We were cooking soup and he went to pluck a leaf he knew would upset my stomach and put it inside the soup.”
The defendant reportedly told investigators that he used to have stomach upset anytime he consumed the leaf. He said the both of them went for their cutlasses and began to fight with it which made them sustain injuries but he had the upper hand and was able to hack his friend all over his body, before he made the last stroke at the head.
Benedict said he packed the head inside one bag and hid it inside the bush so that his crime would not be discovered. [Swipe for GRAPHIC content]