Man cut off neighbour’s hands over missing iPhone

An Ebonyi State man was reported to have cut off his neighbour’s hands who accused him wrongly of stealing her iPhone.

The tragedy occurred while the man was dragging the cutlass with the 50-year-old woman after she tried to stop him from harming her.


In a report made available to, the 27-year-old man, Ejike Okata, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly cutting off his neighbour, Adeyiba Oladipupo‘s hands to death.

It was gathered that Okata had confessed to killing the 50-year-old woman because she allegedly wrongly accused him of stealing an iPhone.

The suspect was nabbed on Sunday, March 1 when he was about boarding a bus to his State of origin, Ebonyi, to run away from arrest. And he confessed to have cut off Adeyiba’s two hands because she dragged the cutlass with him.

In a statement by Ogun State Police spokesperson, he said;

“Detectives visited the scene and recovered the corpse to Ijebu Ode General Hospital mortuary for autopsy. Serious manhunt was launched for the fleeing suspect.

“The efforts of the detectives yeilded positive result on March 1, when the suspect was about boarding an Ebonyi state bound motor but was apprehended by policemen who have already laid ambush for him due to intelligence information they got.

“During interrogation, the suspect who is a native of Onueke in Eza South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State confessed that matcheting the deceased to death because she accused him of stealing a phone which infuriated him.

“He confessed further that he cut off the woman’s two hands because she wanted to struggle the cutlass with him.

“The Commissioner of Police (CP) Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and prosecution.”