An 18-year-old boy has been arrested by police in Edo state after he allegedly killed his mother then had sex with her corpse for ritual purposes.
Samuel Emobor Oghenekporboro allegedly killed his 58-year-old mother, identified as Mrs Christiana Ighoyivwi, by strangling her until she passed out at their residence at 8B, Market road, Ologbo Community along Benin- Sapele road in Ikpoba-Okha local government area, Edo state.
The suspect was paraded before newsmen on Wednesday, alongside other criminals, in Benin.
The young man confessed to strangling his mother at 5 a.m. on October 10. He told journalists that he carried out the act after consulting a spiritualist who promised to make him rich. The spiritualist allegedly promised that money would fall from heaven as he makes love to his mother’s corpse.
He said that he had sexual intercourse with her corpse for two days, as instructed by the spiritualist but luck ran out on him when his suspicious grandmother, Maria Gabriel, raised the alarm
Mrs Maria Gabriel was at the residence at about 6am to invite her late daughter to a nearby church for morning prayers. She knocked repeatedly on her daughter’s door but nobody responded so she raised alarm after peeping through the door.
The boy attempted to escape after he opened the door but he was caught by neighbours who then handed him over to the police.
Spokesman for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said investigation was ongoing saying the suspect would be arraigned soon.