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Man beheads police officer because he seized his cellphone

By Mason White 12:19 PM March 27, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly beheading a police officer for seizing his cellphone, police in Nigeria said.

Ekiti State Police said that they have arrested 25-year-old Wale Ede, after being accused of beheading Vehicle Inspection Officer Joshua Fagbola.

Fagbola, 50, who is a father of seven children, was murdered on Friday around 8:00 p.m. during a traffic stop. According to the police investigation, Ede became extremely angry when his phone was seized as evidence.

Ede rushed to his home and came back with a machete. He attacked the officer and beheaded him. Ede was arrested at the scene, and he was charged with one count of murder.

In January, a politician was beheaded and had his body parts cooked by an angry mob after being accused of committing adultery, police in Tanzania said.

Now, Katavi Police said that they arrested three men in connection with the brutal killing and are still looking to arrest additional suspects.

Police Chief Dhahiri Kidavashari said that the attack took place on Friday night, at the home of 31-year-old Richard Madirisha.

According to the police investigation, the politician’s constituents became angry after learning that Madirisha committed adultery.

Five people burst into the bedroom of his home, wielding machetes. They beheaded him, and then cooked his body parts.

So far, three men have been arrested on charges of murder, and police are looking to arrest additional suspects.