Tuesday 18 July 2023

Mentally Unstable Man Strangles Mother To Death

A 32-year-old mentally unable man, Samson Sikiru, has allegedly strangled his mother to death in Ogun state.

It was gathered that, Samson who is said to be a drug addict killed his mother on Sunday at her residence in Itanrin area of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state.

It was further gathered that, the deceased’s younger brother who came back home from his night shift discovered the corpse of the deceased and the neighbours in the area.

A source told our correspondent that, Samson was arrested by the neighbours and subsequently handed him over to the police

The source said the suspect had been a known drug addict who had fled the home for five years before he returned recently.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Omotola Odutola confirmed the incident to journalists on Monday.

Odutola said the suspect was currently a neuropsychiatric patient.

According to the PPRO, occasionally family members used to bound him up to avoid him injuring himself or anyone.

“He (Samson) had remained with his mother whom he visited during the Sallah celebrations, even though he is known for his retard tendency ,but 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 same day he was tied up in the house, only for him to loose himself and descended on his mother and strangled her.

“The body was seen laid on the bed on arrival of SP Murphy, the DPO but, on closer observation, marks of violence were found around the deceased mother.

“Laceration were discovered, found around her right legs, proved that there was force and violence.

“Samson Sikiru is still in the police custody, but, nothing much has been gotten from him, as he has not answered any coherent questions put across to him.

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