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Man charged with cannibalism after killing aunt in 'MACHETE DUEL' and eating her head

When Priscilla Adoga did not return home on time after work, her worried family searched for her, stumbling on Ode eating her head
UPDATED AUG 29, 2022
(Representational picture, Scott Olson/Getty Images)
(Representational picture, Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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OJU, NIGERIA: In a scene straight out of a horror movie, a 45-year-old man was seen beheading his aunt and eating her head. According to reports, Jeremiah Ode is being tried for cannibalism and the manslaughter of 65-year-old Priscilla Adoga. He resides in Igwe Ochekpo in Oju and has testified before the Makurdi Magistrate Court over allegations that he murdered the deceased woman with a machete early in August when she was working in her field.
According to reports, Ode was spotted in Benue State chewing the victim's head. Prosecutor Inspector Omaye Ujata stated that this incident was disclosed to officials by Silas Igiri from Oju. According to him, the suspect was cooking pepper soup right after cutting off the victim's head. According to the Latin Times, Adoga's family and friends had alerted the authorities when she did not return home from the field at the scheduled hour. When her family members went looking for her, they only discovered Ode enjoying his dinner while eating Priscilla's head.


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Ode was reportedly well-known in the area for having psychological problems. He informed the authorities that Priscilla and he had engaged in a machete duel before he defeated her. Stateflash, a Benue news site, stated, "The police considered the narration too normal to be that of a mad man and, therefore, decided to prosecute him. Although the prosecutor told the court that the accused had confessed to committing the crime, no plea was taken, for want of jurisdiction."

Ode was directed to be detained in the Federal Correctional Centre, Makurdi, by Chief Magistrate Regina Alagh. According to reports, the defendant later entered a guilty plea to the allegations at the trial. Sources said that the trial has been postponed until November 11 so that the State Ministry of Justice can provide legal counsel.

In a similar incident, a man was suspected of beheading his own wife and then spotted casually leaving their house with her head. The suspect was a 31-year-old man identified as Zhang. He had been charged with the murder of his wife after they had a tense argument. In the midst of the argument, he cut off her head and discarded it at a roadside disposal facility.