People of Arigidi Akoko in Akoko North West area of Ondo State were shell shocked at the weekend over the chopping off of the head of a woman for alleged ritual purpose.
Already, Police authorities in the state have ordered full blown investigation into the incident which is causing panic in the community.
Police sources said the headless body of the deceased was found along old Ogbagi/Arigidi Akoko road at about 9pm on Saturday.
It was gathered that the deceased body, between 25 to 30 years, was discovered by a passerby who raised alarm and the Police were invited.
Consequently, a team of detectives under the command of ASP Ezeala Obiora visited the scene and alleged that the corpse must have been dropped by suspected ritualists.
Our correspondent gathered that photographs of the body was taken after which the corpse was removed and deposited at the specialist hospital mortuary in Ikare.
The state police spokesman, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident, saying: “The Policemen at Irun Akoko division were hinted on Saturday morning that there was an headless body of a lady whose name and address are yet to be known and suspected to be between 25 to 30 years of age lying along Old Ogbagi/Arigidi Akoko road.”
Ogodo said investigation is on to unveil those behind the dastardly act.