At 72, she could still work on the farm but her attacker did not allow her enjoy the fruits of her labour.

Mrs Funmilayo Shada had been having a running battle with her attacker over a portion of land in Ogun State.

On this fateful day, while she was busy working on her farm, 23-year-old Adeoye Ikugbayigbe attacked her and cut her head off.

Ikugbayigbe was caught by the victim’s son, Ekundayo, who was on the way to visit his mother.

He was said to have reported the case to the police at the Abigi division, leading to the arrest of the suspect.

The Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Monday, confirmed the incident.

He said, “The arrest followed a report by the son of the deceased who complained at the Abigi divisional headquarters on March 17, 2017 that while he was on his way to the farm at about 10am of the same day to meet his mother who had earlier gone to the farm, he met Adeoye Ikugbayigbe on the road holding a polythene bag.

“But as soon as he (Ikugbayigbe) sighted Ekundayo, he dropped the bag and ran into a bush. This aroused Ekundayo’s suspicion and he quickly ran to check his mother, but could not find her. He later returned to check the bag dropped by the suspect only for him to discover his mother’s severed head and her wrist therein.

“He quickly reported the case to the police at about 2.45pm and the Divisional Police Officer of the Abigi division, SP Komolafe Omoniyi, led detectives to the scene, combed the surrounding bush and finally got the suspect arrested.”

Oyeyemi noted that the suspect confessed to the crime.