A 26-year-old man in Shinge area of Lafia, allegedly beheaded his aunt, Mrs Naira Yohanna, early on Sunday, the police and family members said.
The suspect allegedly carried out the act because Yohanna served him “ unpalatable meal’’.
Yohanna 22, and mother of two children, came to her brother’s home to take refuge as she was displaced from her home by the ongoing Eggon/Fulani feud in Bassa, Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The suspect was dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. At the suspect’s home, sympathisers gathered, while the children of the deceased wept uncontrollably.
Meanwhile, the suspect’s father said he was not ready to comment on his son’s alleged action.
However, the Nasarawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Michael Ada, confirmed the incident and said the suspect had been arrested.