A youngman, identified as Osaro Owate, has been arrested by the Police, for allegedly killing his mother at Alesa community in Eleme local government area of Rivers State, following an argument over #10,000.
The suspect, who claims to have been suffering from a spiritual problem for over 30 years, confessed to have used a hoe to kill his mother.
Speaking in a short video that has gone viral on social media, Owate said he demanded for ₦20,000 from his late mother, to buy clothes for a burial ceremony, only to receive only ₦10,000 from here.
The suspect said: “Yesterday (Friday), I told her that this morning (Saturday), she should go and withdraw money for buy clothes I will wear for a burial. Early this morning before I woke up, she left the house and said she was going for the burial.
“And I asked her about the money I requested for or if she doesn’t want me to attend the burial again. She said okay, she will withdraw the money for me.
“She went and withdrew N20,000 and when I went to meet here there, she gave me only N10,000. I started wondering where I can go and see clothes worth N10,000 to buy.
“As I was following her, she started abusing me that my mates are working and why am I still jobless. I reminded her that I have my own problem that is disturbing me. How can I go and look for work when I have a problem that is disturbing me?
“She continued to talking and I got angry and hit her with a hoe. She was in the kitchen and was about to prepare food when I hit her. As the anger came up, I finished her. If my life will end because of this, let it be so. I have been having spiritual problem for more than 30 years. As you see me now, I want to die.”
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to issue any statement on the ugly development as at the time of filing this report.