Herdsman beheads girlfriend - Trends and Politics


Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Herdsman beheads girlfriend

An unidentified herdsman, Tuesday chopped off the head of his girlfriend with cutlass.
The young lady who was of the same tribe with her herdsman was attacked beside a stream where she had gone to fetch water with her younger sister.
The suspected allegedly ambushed the lady,  grabbed her from behind, while she bent down to collect water, He reportedly took to his heel after the act  but was later arrested.
The young lady was reportedly betrothed to the assailant as a future wife while she was still a teenager in line with their custom and tradition.
But trouble however started when the suspect asked the lady to spend the Eld-el-Fitr with him but the family of the lady refused to release her, a situation which  angered the suspect who assumed the contract had been breeched by the family hence the dastardly act.
The deceased family has expressed sadness over the development,alleging that the suspected murderer had indeed requested her late fiancé spend the Eld-el-Fitr with him and the marriage was supposed to be officially finalised a day before he took her life.
Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer,  Caleb Ikechukwu,  confirmed the incident, saying investigation has been launched into the incident by the Command.

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