An Igbosere High Court in Lagos remanded two brothers, Saheed Obadimeji and Ayodeji Obadimeji, in prison for beheading a boy, Joseph Makinde.
The siblings allegedly decapitated the boy in a bid to sell the head for N200,000.
Nineteen-year-old Saheed and 20-year-old Ayodeji resided at the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos.
They are now standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.
They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Lagos State prosecutor, Tunde Sunmonu, told the court that the brothers and others at large committed the crimes on November 27, 2018, at 8:30 pm at an uncompleted building in Sapati town, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
The victim, Makinde, was running an errand for a neighbour when the defendants reportedly lured him into an uncompleted building and killed him.
According to the prosecutor, Saheed and Ayodeji beheaded Makinde in order to sell it.
Sunmonu said the offences contravened Sections 223 and 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendants in prison and appealed for a speedy trial.
Justice Adedayo Akintoye remanded the defendants in prison custody and adjourned the case until November 18 and 19 for trial.