A house-help, Joseph Ijeh, has allegedly murdered his 65-year-old female employer, Mrs Agnes Elue of 293B Agbani Road, Enugu, in Enugu State.
Mr Ebere Amaraizu, Enugu State police spokesman, in a statement on Wednesday said the deceased was hacked down with a pestle by Ijeh when he was asked to render account of the sales in her shop.
It stated: “The deceased, a proprietress of a bar, was allegedly killed by her manservant.
“The suspect escaped, leaving the dead body inside one of the rooms for some days before it was discovered and reported to police operatives.
“While the woman was waiting in the sitting room for the account to be rendered, the suspect hit her with pestle which caused her death,” it stated.
“The suspect revealed that the request for him to render account by his mistress angered him.’’
According to the statement, Ijeh confessed to the crime upon his arrest and interrogation by the police.