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Son kills own 82-year-old mom for money ritual

The police in Anambra State have arrested one Christopher Okadigbo of Nando Community in Anambra for allegedly killing his 82-year-old mother for money ritual. The…

The police in Anambra State have arrested one Christopher Okadigbo of Nando Community in Anambra for allegedly killing his 82-year-old mother for money ritual.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okadigbo, 52, was arrested along with his friend, Ameke Udolu, after they killed Mrs Rosaline Okadigbo and decapitated her body for money ritual.

The left eye and heart of the octogenarian were removed when her corpse was found in her apartment at Nando in the Anambra East Local Government Area on May 2.

The first son of the deceased, Chief Innocent Okadigbo, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday at Nando, said he was convinced that his younger brother’s motive was to use their mother’s body parts for ritual to get rich quick.

Innocent said his late mother had called him on May 1 to report suspicious moves by Christopher, his younger brother, and Udolu around her apartment on May 1.

“My mother told me on phone on May 1, 2018 that my younger brother Christopher came to her apartment with one Ameke Udolu and that they were moving round, making comments that were highly suspicious.

“My mother added that she was afraid of staying alone in her house, due to the kind of utterances she overheard the duo making while moving round her apartment.

“In the early hours of May 2, less than 24 hours after my mother’s apprehensive telephone call to me, I received another call from one Pius Aniefule that my mother was found dead in a pool of her own blood.

“Minutes after Aniefule’s call, Christopher, who stopped relating with me since 1999 also called to inform me of the incident, claiming that he travelled to Minna in Niger State from where people at home broke the news to him,” he said.

Aniefule corroborated the account given by Innocent Okadigbo, saying: “I raised alarm which attracted people in the neighbourhood and later telephoned her first son Innocent on the gruesome killing of his mother.

“As people rushed to the scene, we saw Ameke Udolu coming out from one of the rooms of late Mrs Roseline Okadigbo and we held him.

“We collected his phone and uncovered some incriminating telephone communications between Udolu and Christopher, the second son of the deceased.

“When we got the phone, we forced him to make a call to Christopher and put on the speaker which Christopher  did not know about,  then Christopher told Udolu to hurry down to Nteje Junction if he had accomplished the job and wait for him there.’’

Aniefule said that due to the revelation from the phone conversation between the two, an irate crowd started to beat up Udolu.

He said it was the intervention of the president-general of the community and the arrival of security operatives, who later arrested the duo that saved them from being lynched. (NAN)

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