A 33-year-old man identified as Gabriel Volts has been arrested by the police for allegedly beheading his son for ritual purposes.

It was gathered that Gabriel allegedly took his son from his wife and then went to Etinabobo bush in Edo state, where he used a hand saw to cut off the little boy’s head, and buried his remains.

The spokesperson of the Delta state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest, said the child’s mother reported the case to the police after the boy went missing and she discovered the husband had lied to her about taking him to his sister.

“Delta State Police Command has arrested one Gabriel Volts age 33years who allegedly beheaded his son for ritual. Suspect used a hand saw to cut off the head of his one year and eight months old son at Etinabobo bush in Edo state for ritual purpose and buried him by the palm tree.

The suspected was arrested after the child went missing, and the suspect lied to the wife that the son is with his sister in Warri, which turned out to be false, this prompted the wife to be suspicious, so she reported to the Police. Suspect has confessed to the alleged crime”. Edafe wrote on Facebook.