By Suoyo Ekubo
A young man identified as Owate Bode killed his mother with a hoe over a request of N20, 000 pocket Money. The incident happened in Aleto community of Eleme LGA of Rivers State on Saturday.
According to an eyewitness, the suspect approached his mother and demanded for the sum of N20,000,00 from her as pocket money to enable him attend a funeral service within the community.
The mother pleaded with him that she didn’t have enough money, but offered to give him ten thousand naira (10,000,00) to enable him attend the funeral.
The suspect who is the only son of his parents said to have refused and insisted he must get the N20,000 and nothing less from the mother.
However, it was reported that things went out of control as the mother walked out on her son who was suspected to be on drugs.
The suspect, according to the eyewitness, picked up a nearby hoe and slammed it on his mother’s head as she was walking out on him, leaving her dead in her pool of blood.
However, it was learnt that youths in the community arrested and handed him over to the police, while the corpse of the mother was taken to a nearby mortuary.
It was also revealed that the suspect had once attacked his father Chief Bode Nwagor with a machete and inflicted deep cuts on him, leaving him almost lifeless.
The Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the incident. SP Koko said the suspect confessed to the crime that he used a hoe to cut the mother on the head. SP Koko added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Effiong Okon has ordered the transfer of the suspect from Eleme Police Division to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for discreet and thorough investigation.