Man Rapes Daughter, Chops off Octogenarian Mother’s Head in Edo

A 36-Year-old man, Segun Odihiri, has been arrested in Uzeba, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo State, for allegedly chopping off the head of his 83-year-old mother, Maria Odihiri, with a cutlas.
The suspect was said to have killed his mother Friday morning, after she raised the alarm that he was sleeping with his own daughter (name withheld).
It was further gathered that the suspect had always threatened his octogenarian mother whenever they had a misunderstanding.
A source in town, who gave her identity simply as Mama Caro, who sells roasted corn at the popular Uzeba round about, told our reporter that the suspect had been sleeping with her daughter for a very long time, a situation she said had been a cause for worry for his mother.
The deceased who was said to have just returned from the market on the fateful morning, found Segun raping his daughter again and she raised the alarm, which apparently irked the suspect, he attacked the mother with a cutlas, cutting her head in the process.
Another source, Ekemeiren Ojekhugbo, said the suspect was caught with the head of his mother in a wheel barrow as he was trying to disposed the body.
He said the suspect also attacked youths in the community while trying to arrest him.
“Trouble started when Segun was sleeping with his own daughter and his late mother caught him in the act and started screaming.
“For him to cover his shame, he took up a cutlas and cut off his mother’s head while the daughter ran for her safety.
“Segun was caught by some youths who were not also spared as he injured two of them before he was eventually overpowered by vigilante members,” Ojekhugbo said.
It was gathered that the lifeless body of the deceased was still in the pool of her blood when residents trooped to the scene of the incident to catch a glimpse of it.
When our reporter visited Uzeba, the suspect had been handed over to operatives of the Owan West Divisional Police Command, in Sabongidda Ora.

Author: News Editor

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