BY Simon Ebegbulem & Gabriel Enogholase
A 36-year-old man, Segun Odihiri has allegedly beheaded his 83-year-old mother, Maria Odihiri in Uzzeba, Owan West Local Government Area of Edo for raising alarm over his attempt to rape his own daughter.
The incident was said to have occurred in the area yesterday even as residents of the town were said to have trooped to the scene of the gory incident to catch a glimpse of the lifeless body of the woman covered with her blood.
An eyewitness, Mr Ekemeiren Ojekhugbo, told journalists that Odihiri killed his mother for alerting the public while he was raping his own daughter.
Ojekhugbo said nemesis however caught up with the suspect while he was trying to dispose the body of his late mother adding that he had always threatened to kill her whenever there was a misunderstanding between them.
According to the eyewitness, “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”.
Meanwhile, the suspect is now cooling –off his heels at the Owan West Divisional Police Division Sabongidda Ora while investigation into the case by the police has commenced.