A fifty-one-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 81-year-old mother at the United Estate, Sangotedo area of Ajah, Lagos State.The suspect, Oluwaseye Ayoola, was alleged to have terminated the life of his octogenarianinated the life of his octogenarian mother using an axe. A police source at Sangotedo Police Station said the suspect confessed that he killed his mother for being a witch.
According to the source, Ayoola claimed that he went to the mountain to pray for 21 days where it was revealed to him in the spiritual realm that his mother was the cause of his failure in life.
The source alleged that the suspect also confessed that in order to have a genuine reason to kill his mother, he decided to beg her for N500,000 out of the N11 million will, which his late sister left behind. For daring to refuse him the money, he used an axe to put an end to his mother’s life.
“He claimed that it was revealed to him in spiritual realm that his mother was the cause of his problem and that he was told that to confirm the revelation, he should beg the mother for some money and if she refused it will be a confirmation the mother was the cause of his problem. When he got home and did according to the revelation, the mother refused to give him the money, which made him to kill her,” he added.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, said on Tuesday around 11:15p.m., one Akintunde Ayoola, came to the station to report that around 6p.m., he got information that his brother, Oluseye, manhandled his mother over failure to release an undisclosed sum of money to him.
According to the PPRO, “the complainant said when he arrived the scene, he found his mother, Dorcas Ayoola, dead, in the pool of her blood, while, the brother fled the scene to an unknown destination.”
Badmos said on receiving the information, detectives from Ogombo Division launched a manhunt for the suspect, who was consequently arrested.She said, during interrogation, the suspect confessed that he went to request for some money from his mother who refused to give it to him. “He claimed that the refusal to give him money made him angry and he pounced on the old woman who fell and hit her head on the floor and died before help could come.”
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the general hospital morgue for postmortem, adding that the case would soon be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti Yaba, for further investigation.