I killed my mother, slept with her corpse for money ritual – Suspect

I killed my mother, slept with her corpse for money ritual – Suspect


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 Metro 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 . ”

Parading the suspect, the commissioner noted that the crime was reported at the Ologbo Police Station by one Patrick Ogiegbede at about 6 am on October 29.

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