A 46-year-old farmer, Olubusayo Sunday was alleged to have beheaded his wife, Oyewole and 3-year-old daughter, Esther, before committing suicide in Onigbedu, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Saturday Sun learnt that the tragic incident occurred after a heated argument over a yet undisclosed matter.
A bloodstained knife and a cutlass suspected to have been used by the farmer on his wife and daughter have been recovered from his house by police detectives.
According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, Maida Adejobi, the farmer was discovered to have earlier killed his wife and daughter after but was prevented by neighbours from jumping into a well, having stabbed and set himself ablaze.
Adejobi, a deputy superintendent of police, added that Olubusayo later died in the hospital after telling police detectives that a quarrel between him and his wife led to the tragic incident.
The PPRO said, “police detectives attached to Ewekoro Division of the Ogun State police command have commenced investigation into a tragedy that occurred on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Onigbedu town in Ewekoro Local Government when one Olubusayo Sunday, 46, farmer, beheaded his wife and daughter in his Onigbedu house, and committed suicide by stabbing and setting himself ablaze after the ugly incident about 1.15pm.
“The wife and the daughter, were beheaded for reasons known to him and the three corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Ifo while further investigation into the matter has commenced.
“Up till this moment, no one or any member of the deceased family or neighbours could intimate the police with the cause of the incident, but the last statement Mr Olubusayo made before he died, in the presence of the police detectives suggested that there was a quarrel between him and his late wife.”
The police spokesman also said that the state Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye who expressed shock over the incident had directed that the matter be transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta for thorough investigation.