Some yet-to-be apprehended people have snuffed a senior government official in Akure, Ondo State capital, with his head severed, three days after he was declared missing.
The deceased, Mr Gbenga Olofinmoyegun, a Director in the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), who was declared missing on September 1, was found dead on Saturday, September 3.
His mutilated body was found close to St. Peter’s College in Akure.
His head had been severed, his chest ripped open while his intestines were also removed, suggestive of a ritual killing, Persecondnews reports.
Confirming the tragic incident, the spokeswoman for the State Police Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, a superintendent, said Police was informed about a decomposing corpse at Saint Theresa, close St. Peter in Akure.
She said the deceased was identified with the jacket he wore before he went missing.
Odunlami explained: “Yesterday afternoon, somebody called to inform us that a decomposing corpse was found at Saint Theresa, close to St. Peter in Akure.
“When the police got there to remove the corpse, some people came around and identified him as the director we have been searching for in the past three days.
“It was his suit they used to identify him, but his head has been cut off and his chest ripped open while his intestine was removed.”
She said investigation has begun to unravel the killing of the civil servant.
“Investigation has started, his phone was left behind and some other things too. So, we are going to work with what we have to know if he had issues with anybody.
“And may be it is a ritual case, but it is investigation that will reveal all these,” said the police spokeswoman.