A Nigerian man and wife been arrested for killing their friend and selling her decapitated head after they were found with body parts in a bucket.
Kehinde Oladimeji, 45, and his wife Adejumoke Raji, 35, were arrested in the area of Leme in the city of Abeokuta in the Nigerian state of Ogun.
The couple appeared before the press at the Ogun State Police Headquarters where the husband appeared to blame his wife for the whole bloody affair.
He claimed that his wife killed and dismembered her friend on her own and that it was her body parts in the bucket when they were caught by the police.
Oladimeji said they sold the victim’s head to a man in the city of Ibadan for NGN 70,000 (GBP 124).
He explained: “There was a day my wife invited her friend, a lady, to our house for a visit. The first time she came was on a Tuesday, she came that particular day and went back home.
“But the second day she came, it was a Thursday. That day, my wife cooked noodles and eggs for the lady, which she ate. Later, the lady went into the bathroom to shower.
“But when it was getting dark that day, I inquired from my wife when her friend would go home, but my wife said she was weak and would need to lie down to regain her strength.”
Oladimeji is quoted as saying: “I sat in the backyard, but when I returned to the room, I realised my wife had killed her friend and dismembered her body.
“When I asked her why she did it, she told me that the lady had offended her a long time ago.
“The person who bought the head came from Ibadan. His name is Oluomo.
“I have a friend in Ibadan, who is popularly known as Omo Baale. He told me he needed a human head, but I told him I didn’t have such a connection or anybody who can help facilitate it.”
He claimed: “My wife heard the discussion and asked me how much the man would pay for the human head. I told him he was ready to pay NGN 70,000. I never knew my wife had made up her mind.
Oladimeji added: “As you can see, I’m not a strong person. When the incident happened, I had wanted to kill myself.”
The investigation is ongoing.