Son Kills Mother In Rivers For Refusing N20,000 Burial Request


A man identified as Owate Bode has confessed to killing his mother for refusing his request of N20,000 in Aleto community, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The young man said he approached his mother with the request to enable him attend a funeral in the community but could not get the desired response from the woman.

The assailant claimed his mother after withdrawing N20,000 only gave him N10,000, which he insisted was not enough.

A source, who spoke in confidence, however, said: “But the boy refused and insisted it must be the N20, 000 he asked for.

“Things however went out of control when the mother walked out on him. The boy now picked up a hoe and hit his mother on the head. The woman’s head was ripped open and she fell in a pool of blood. That was how she died”.

When contacted, Spokesperson of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko,.confirmed that the boy was in police custody.


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