The Police Command in Osun on Monday said it has arrested Joseph Mark, a 25-year-old undergraduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo.

The suspect is alleged to have taken the life of his birth his mother on Sunday.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Folashade Odoro, told newsmen in Osogbo that the incident happened at about 6:30am, at No 25, Zone 5, Ajetomobi Street, Eko-Ende Road, Ikirun, Osun.

According to police reports, the father of the suspect, Adewale Mark, reported the incident to Ikirun Divisional Police station.

She said the father explained that he left his house around 5:30am to visit his friend at the next street and on returning home at about 6am, he discovered that his son had cut off his wife’s head with a cutlass.

Odoro said the culprit, who was suspected to be insane, was arrested when the team of police detectives visited the crime scene.

She said exhibits; medical examination of the suspect, weapon used, and photographs of the scene and victim were taken by the police.

She said the corpse of the victim, 62 year old Christianah Mark, has been deposited at a mortuary while further investigation on the matter has begun.


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