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Why I killed Lucky Igbinedion’s mother 

Anthony Iwuoma

The 25-year-old housemaid, who confessed to killing 85-year-old Madam Maria Igbinedion, mother of Chief Lucky Igbinedion, a former Governor of Edo State, has given reason she vomited the dastardly act.
 According to the suspect, Dominion Okoro, on Tuesday in Benin revealed that she killed the sleeping octogenarian with a stool on December 2 in order to dispossess her of her belongings.

Okoro was arrested in her hometown in Calabar, Cross River State and paraded at Edo State Police headquarters in Benin, where she made the horrible confession.

She disclosed that she made away with N100,000, a wristwatch and jewellery from the GRA residence of the Igbinedions.

“I killed Mama (referring to Mrs. Igbinedion) to carry her money. She did not offend me. While she was sleeping on her bed, around 12:01 a.m. on December 2, 2021, I used a stool to hit her on the head and she was shouting for help, but only the gateman was around and he did not hear the shout. Mama later died,” Okoro confessed.

“I waited till 4 a.m. on December 2, 2021, before leaving the house with Mama’s N100,000, wristwatch, and jewellery. I escaped to Cross River State, but I was later arrested by the police.”

Remains of the late Mrs Igbinedion were laid to rest in Benin  December 10.

Patience, Okoro’s elder sister was first arrested by the police before the suspect was later arrested and taken to Benin.

Patience said she was unaware of what her sister did, adding that their parents in Cross River State knew anything about the crime.

Edo Commissioner of Police, Phillip Ogbadu, revealed that up to 20 persons were first arrested during their painstaking investigation before Okoro was nabbed and she owned up to committing the crime.

Ogbadu added that the suspects would be charged to court after investigations are concluded.

Announcing the death of his mother, Lucky Igbinedion, in an online statement, the ex-Edo governor, said: “With gratitude to God for a fruitful and eventful life, we announce the transition to glory of our mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, who joined the Saints in the early hours of 2nd December 2021, at the age of 85.

“She is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”