Tragedy struck in Gbongan, Osun State, on Monday as a 25-year-old automobile mechanic, Albert Olaposi, allegedly beheaded his five-year-old daughter, Mercy.
The five-year-old girl, until her death, 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.
It was gathered that the Olaposi on Monday visited the residence of his mother and took the girl away.
He then allegedly beheaded her.
READ ALSO: Hoodlums attack Akire’s palace in Osun
A resident of the area, who preferred anonymity, said the victim’s grandmother raised the alarm.
“The suspect immediately fled the scene when the mother raised the alarm. People around tried to apprehend him, but they could not,” the resident said.
Confirming the incident, 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 added that the police had launched a manhunt for the suspect.