COPS have reportedly arrested two alleged cult members who beheaded their rival and sickeningly played football with his severed head.
The bombshell update comes almost a year after a video of the barbaric execution in Nigeria went viral, sparking a huge probe.
The disturbing clip showed a group of young men – who are believed to be members of the Ayes cult – attacking another male.
The victim, who is understood to have been a member of a rival sect, was reportedly shot dead at close range in September last year.
He is believed to have been murdered at a student’s residence near the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University in Igbariam.
The alleged cult members then beheaded the young man, who had his hair styled in dreadlocks, while laughing and joking with one another.
In another part of the gruesome video, they then kicked the severed head around a square in the capital of Awka while using it as a football.
Cops have now reportedly arrested two young cultists for their role in the horrific execution-style slaying.
Footage shows Chisom Okafor, 23, and Ikechukwu Chinweze, 19, shackled as they were questioned by police officers.
The pair admitted they were members of the Ayes cult and confessed they have participated in several killings.
Okafor can be heard telling cops: “I’m also known as Stamina.
“I’m from Igboukwu, but my mum is from Awka. I am 23 years old. I belong to Ayes cult group, and have killed only three people before.”
He went on to name two of his alleged victims – who were both suspected cult members murdered in 2021 in similar circumstances.
Both are said to have been found decapitated, according to the Nigerian Daily Post.
The 23-year-old suspect continued: “I was among the cultists who went to Obj’s place and killed some security men.
“We were seven in number that went for the operation. I dropped out of school, but I’m a tiler, and I do tiling very well.”
He also squealed to cops by listing several other members of the Ayes cult who he claims participated in the murders.
The camera then turns to a scared-looking Chinweze, who keeps his talking to a minimum while being grilled by officers.
The 19-year-old says: “’I’m Ikechukwu Chinweze, I’m 19 years, from Umuzocha in Awka.
“I’m a school leaver, I was learning phone repairs before I met Chisom here in Ifite.”
The baby-faced brutes reportedly confessed to using their victim’s severed head as a ball in wake of their arrests.
Locals told the media Okafor and Chinweze were behind the brutal murder of the man from a rival cult.