The Edo State Police Command has arrested an 18-year old man, Akpobomen Samuel, for an alleged murder of his mother, identified as Gift Akpobomen and raped the corpse afterwards.
Reports gathered that Samuel who is from Delta State, carried out the act last week in Ologbo community in Ipoba-Okah local government area of Edo state.
Samuel was shown by the state Police Commissioner, Babatunde Johson Kokumo, alongside 87 other suspects arrested for their alleged involvement in various crimes in the state.
Samuel, according to reports from locals killed the mother and slept with the corpse for money ritual as instructed by a ritualist who has since gone into oblivion.
It was learnt that Samuel’s grandmother who came to the house to call him to accompany her to church caught him making love to his mother and raised alarm that attracted the community.
Speaking with journalists, Samuel said a ritualist known as “one love” instructed him to kill his mother and sleep with the corpse to become rich.
“The ritualist told me that after making love with the corpse, I should cut her ears and fingers and bring them to him to perform the ritual. After sleeping with her, I was about to cut the parts when I was caught. My mother was sleeping, so I hold her neck and pressed it till she died, when she pass away I started making love to her,”
“The man who instructed sells Indian hemp in our area, I used to go there to see him but one day he put something in a drink and gave it to me to drink and told me to go and kill my mother,” he said.
He said “after taken the drink, I didn’t know what I was doing, I just go back home to kill my mother and make love to her. I work in bread company, but the ritualist said I will become rich after the act,”
The Edo State Police also paraded Odion Jimoh who was alleged to have killed a youth leader in his community for ritual.
He was said to have cut off the man’s head and instructed his accomplice to go and get the head.
The said incident was said to have happened at Ayogwiri community in Etsako West local government of Edo state.
The suspect, Jimoh was said to have traced the deceased to where he was contracted for work and killed him with a hoe before cutting off his head.
The suspect was at large after committing the crime and absconded to hide in a church.
It was further gathered that the man who contracted the deceased discovered the corpse when he went there to see the extent of work done.
Speaking with journalists, the suspect said he did not have any problem with the deceased and that he didn’t know what came over him.
“I killed him, I don’t know what came over me because we don’t have any problem,” he said.