A 25-year-old automobile mechanic, identified as Albert Olaposi, on Monday, allegedly beheaded his five-year-old daughter,  simply identified as Mercy, in Gbongan, Osun State.

NEWSNAIJA learned that until her death, the 5-year-old was living with her paternal grandmother in the Oke Oje area of Gbongan, while her parents live in another area of the town.

However, on Monday morning, Olaposi reportedly visited the residence of his mother and took away his daughter after which he beheaded her.

In a chat with our source, a resident of Oke Oje, who preferred anonymity, said the victim’s grandmother raised the alarm.

The resident said, “The suspect immediately fled the scene when the mother raised the alarm. People around tried to apprehend him, but they could not.”

Yemisi Opalola, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, When contacted said the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.

The PPRO said the police had launched a manhunt for the suspect.