An 18 – year -old man , Samuel Akpobome, who was arrested by the police in Edo State for allegedly killing his mother for money rituals, has explained how he committed the act .
Akpobome told PUNCH on Wednesday that he strangled the victim , Christiana Ighoyivwi , while she was asleep in her residence on Market Road , Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state .
The teenager, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police , Mr Johnson Kokumo, along with over 80 other suspects arrested for various offences, stated that he later had sexual intercourse with his mother ’s corpse .
Akpobome, who hails from Delta State and is the youngest child of the deceased , claimed to have acted on the instructions on an unidentified native doctor .
He said , “I wanted to use her ( Christiana) for money rituals. I strangled her ; she was sleeping when I strangled her at about 5 am . I was advised by a native doctor in Oghara to kill her. After killing her, I slept with her . The native doctor told me to do so and keep her corpse for two days .
“The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her corpse . But he did not tell me the number of days to sleep with her. My mother did not offend me . I killed her because of money.”
The suspect further confessed that he ran out of luck when his grandmother saw her daughter ’s lifeless body and raised the alarm , which led to his arrest .
He added , “I could not find a place to keep it ( corpse ) . As I was about coming out , I did not know that my grandmother was sitting outside .
“When I opened the door , my grandmother sighted the corpse inside the room and raised the alarm that drew the attention of neighbours .”
•Source: The PUNCH