A 36-year-old man, Segun Odihiri, al­legedly beheaded his 83-year-old mother, Maria Odihiri, at the weekend in Uzzeba, Owan West LGA of Edo State.
Speaking with journal­ists, an eyewitness, Eke­meiren Ojekhugbo, said Odihiri killed his mother for alerting the public while attempting to rape his own daughter. The eye­witness said Odihiri was caught while he was trying to dispose the body of his late mother.
Ojekhugbo disclosed that the suspect had al­ways threatened to kill his mother whenever there was a misunderstanding between them.
According to Ojekhug­bo, the suspect was ar­rested by youths and vigi­lantes and was taken to the Owan West Divisional Po­lice Station in Sabongidda Ora.
He said, “Trouble started when Segun was about sleeping with his own daughter and his late mother caught him in the act and started scream­ing. In order to cover his shame, he took up a cut­lass and cut off his moth­er’s head while the daugh­ter ran for safety.
“Segun was caught by some youths who were not also spared as he injured two of them before he was eventually apprehended by the vigilante members.” - The Authority