Sunday, 7 July 2013

HORROR IN EDO STATE: Woman hacked to death on a bush path by her own children

BARELY three weeks after a retried soldier killed his wife with a machete, two children identified as Omolayo Ojeifo, 20, and her brother, Taiye, 25, over the weekend, in Lampese, a boundary town with Kogi State in Akoko-Edo Local Council of Edo state, reportedly lured their mother, identified as Mrs. Itowo Ojeifo, to a farm path and allegedly macheted her to death.

   The Guardian learnt that Omolayo had been having issues with her mother, who she had alleged was being responsible for her inability to “progress in life” and had on several occasions, accused her of bewitching her, which she alleged, had been the reason for her dwindling socio-economic progress.
   But she was said to have apologised to her mother a few days to the incident, pleading for forgiveness that she was misled into believing that her mother was responsible for her misfortune.
   On the fateful, the suspect was said to have appealed to her mother to accompany her to somewhere and despite her mother’s refusal that she was busy with house chores, she was able to compel her mother into abandoning the cassava she was said to be peeling and accompanied her daughter, who unknown to her, had planned with her brother to kill her.
   She was said to have been led through a bush path to the farm and midway, her brother brought out the machete and started “cutting their mother.”
   An eye witness, who was said to have been threatened by the suspects, that they would be dealt with him, if he reported what he saw, was said to have rushed to report to the community but before people could be mobilised to the scene, the woman had been killed by her own children.
   Confirming the incident, the Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Eguavoen, said the incident happened on July 3 and that it was the former husband of the victim, Mr. Sunday Itowo, that made a formal report to the police on the incident.
   He said the suspects ran to Uzebba in Owan West Local Council but the covert intelligence of the police led to their arrest.
 “The case will soon be transferred to the state command for further investigation,” he said.

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