There was pandemonium in Obaganya, a suburb of Otukpo of Benue State on Tuesday after young man simply identified as Echono beheaded his step-mother for ritual purpose.
Idoma Voice gathered that the young man, reportedly killed the victim, Titi in her farm, cut off her head and left her body in the farm.
"They traced her to the farm and discovered her headless body in the farm. Shockingly, when they got home, they discovered the head with her step son," an eyewitness told our reporter on phone.
He added that the prompt intervention of policemen from the Otukpa area command prevented the suspect from being lynched by angry mob.
The suspect who admitted committing the crime was subsequently taking to the area command in Makurdi, the Benue State capital for further interrogation.
When IDOMA VOICE contacted the spokesperson for the state command, he said the CID was currently investigating the matter.
"Yes, I was briefed about the incident, the CID is currently handling the case," he told IDOMA VOICE on phone.