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July 11, 2024

Man, 23, stabs mother to death in Delta

Man, 23, stabs mother to death in Delta

By Efe Onodjae

ASABA—A 23-year-old man, identified as Samson, has been arrested by operatives of the Delta State police for stabbing his mother to death in Obiaruku, Delta State.

According to the information gathered, Samson was initially sent to Asaba, the state capital to learn a trade after his secondary school. However, he was sent back a few months later after joining a group of boys allegedly involved in drugs, which affected his brain.

It was learned that he was brought back to Obiaruku, where his mother took him to a mental health facility for treatment.

Speaking on the incident that occurred yesterday, an eyewitness, who demanded anonymity, told Vanguard: “They live on Jehovah Street, Obiedike Obiaruku, near my shop. The mother is in her 50s but certainly not up to 60.

“About 5a.m., the mother came outside and saw her son, Samson, smoking. She confronted him, telling him it was too early. Perhaps she shouted at him. Then Samson went inside, brought out a knife and stabbed his mother.

“The elder brother, who is a sickle cell patient, was the one who shouted, which made people enter the compound because the gate of the compound was still locked at the time.”

A video of the scene seen by this reporter showed some eyewitnesses pleading with Samson to drop the knife as they stood at the top of the building fence demarcating the compound and Samson’s house.

Samson was seen wearing boxers with no shirt while standing close to the corpse of his mother, who laid in a pool of blood.

When contacted, spokesman for Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe, said the suspect had been arrested.