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Confusion as residents find headless body in Osogbo 

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Femi Makinde, Osogbo

There was confusion in Osogbo on Monday following the discovery of the headless body of a young man along Osogbo- Iwo Road.

Our correspondent gathered that the body was discovered beside the bush by residents in the early hours of the day and they raised the alarm which attracted others to the scene.

A resident told our correspondent that the incident was fresh because the blood stain on the body of the victim was still fresh as at the time the stump was discovered.

Asked if he suspected that the victim was a lunatic, the resident, who pleaded anonymity said the man was wearing a designer’s dress but that the upper part of the body was drenched in blood.

The resident said, “We saw the body of a man whose head had been caught off today along Osogbo-Iwo Road. This caused a serious confusion as many people deserted the area for fear of being mistakenly arrested by security agents.

“Operatives of the NSCDC came and removed the body. I think they took the headless body to the mortuary. The incident is still causing panic at the area now because we don’t know those behind the ugly incident.”

The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Osun State, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, when contacted confirmed the incident.

He said, “We removed the headless body and we have deposited it at a mortuary. We do not know the motive of those cut off the head but it is a sad development.

“We are yet to see anybody to come and identify him and that is why we are using this medium to ask whoever is looking for their relative to go to the mortuary and identify the corpse.

“He might be identified with his clothes and other features but the head is not there. The incident was fresh and we are also calling on members of the public to volunteer useful information to security agencies in order to unmask those behind this act.”

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