Prodigal Son Returns Home, ‘Killd’ Biological Mother In Ogun
The police in Ogun state have arrested one Samson Sikiru, 32, for killing his mother.
Sikiru, a suspected hard drug addict, allegedly strangled his mother to death on Sunday for incarcerating him.
It’s gathered that the incident occurred at the deceased’s residence in Itanrin, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
The suspect’s younger brother, a night guard, reportedly alerted neighbours to the development on his return from work.
A source familiar with the development said that Sikiru was apprehended after the neighbours discovered that he was behind the death of his mother and subsequently handed him over to the police.
According to the source, the suspect is a known drug addict who had fled from home for five years before he returned recently.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omotola Odutola, confirmed the incident.
Odutola said the suspect was currently a neuropsychiatric patient.
He said the suspect’s mother tied him in a room but he untied himself and strangled his mother afterwards.
She said, “The suspect had remained with his mother whom he visited during the Sallah celebration. Though he is known for his retard tendency, his condition was being managed to the best of the knowledge of his mother.
“It is not yet clear if there was any provocation by his mother, but preliminary investigation revealed that earlier the same day, he was tied up in the house, only for him to untie himself, descend on his mother and strangle her.”
“The body was seen on the bed on arrival of the DPO, SP Murphy. On closer observation, marks of violence were found on the deceased.
“Laceration discovered around her right legs proved that there was force and violence.
“Samson Sikiru is still in the police custody, but, nothing much has been extracted from him as he has not answered any coherent questions put across to him.”