By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A middle aged man who attempted to murder his biological mother, has confessed that he embarked on the dastard act in order to become rich.
The suspect, identified as Taiwo Akinola, aged 29 years, who lives with his mother, Mrs Alice Iyabo Akinola, was alleged to have attacked her, smashing her head with a plank, pressing iron and a UPS charger to ensure his aim of become rich was realised.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday, at about 8.30am at No.2 Raji Ajanaku street
, Alaja Road, Ayobo, Lagos, inside the flat the suspect lives with his mother and her grandchild master Faruk, age 14 years.
It was learnt that the helpless woman, whose face and skull had been badly battered by the suspect was rescued by neighbours who were attracted by an alarm raised by the grandchild.
A staunch member of the notorious Aiye confraternity, Taiwo was said to have went to the victim’s provision store in front of their apartment and invited her into the room for an important discussion and at the same time sent his nephew, Faruk to buy him a white handkerchief and a stick of cigarette.
As reliably gathered, as soon as the mother entered, the suspect immediately attacked her with the objects with the aim of sniffing live out of her.
The Public Relations Officer Lagos Command CSP Chike Oti confirmed the incident in a release made available to journalists on Monday.
He said , ” The sleepy town of Ayobo, on the outskirts of Lagos was on Sunday 19/08/2018, greeted with the gory sight of a helpless mother whose face and skull was badly battered by her son in his morbid attempt to advance his cyber fraud business ( yahoo.com
) to the bloody or ritual level (yahoo plus).
The incident took place on the aforementioned date, at about 0830hrs, at No.2 Raji Ajanaku street
, Alaja Road, Ayobo, Lagos, inside the flat the suspect,Taiwo Akinola, age 29 years lives with his mother, Mrs Alice Iyabo Akinola and her grandchild Master Faruk, age 14 years.
In a carefully thought out plans to kill his mother, Taiwo, said to be staunch member of the notorious Aiye confraternity, went to the victim’s provision store in front of their apartment and told his mother to meet him inside the house for an important discussion and at same time sent his nephew, Faruk to go buy him a white handkerchief and a stick of cigarette.
As soon as the victim entered the house, the suspect attacked her, smashing her head with a plank, pressing iron and a UPS charger to ensure she didn’t survive the ferocious attack.
When Faruk returned from the errand, he didn’t see his grandmother in the shop so he went into the house only to see the poor woman lying in a pool of blood. Shocked by what he saw, the small boy raised the alarm which attracted neighbours to the scene”.
Oti stated further that the suspect was arrested by detectives attached to Ayobo Police Station led by the DPO following report by sympathisers, adding that the scene was secured for further investigation by the police forensic experts attached to the Homicide section SCIID Panti, Yaba.
He said the victim was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment and was found to be on danger list, adding that doctors are battling to revive her.
In the course of interrogation, Oti said the suspect disclosed that he was asked to kill his mother in order to have more money.
The police image maker disclosed that two calabashes with one containing human skull and the other, a mixture of dark concoction, a plank perforated with nails stained with blood, a pressing iron stained with blood, a white handkerchief, with which he wanted to scoop the victim’s blood and a bottle containing oil labelled Back To Sender were recovered from the suspect’s room when searched.
The release stated further, ” They called the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ayobo Division who arrived the scene with his team and promptly arrested the suspect and secured the scene for further investigation by the police forensic experts attached to the Homicide section SCIID Panti, Yaba .
” During a brief interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he was asked to kill his mother in order to have more money. When his room was searched, the following exhibits were recovered in it, viz:
1. Two calabashes with one containing human skull and the other, a mixture of dark concoction;
2. A plank perforated with nails and stained with blood;
3. A pressing iron stained with blood;
4. A white handkerchief with which he wanted to scoop the victim’s blood;
5. A bottle containing oil and labelled Back To Sender”. Oti stated.
The Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi has called on residents to rise against all forms of crime and criminality.
He said that the Command defeated the Badoo cult group with the help of people who provided credible and timely information to the police
Edgal added that the time has come to root out the street cult groups. He notes that complacency is not an option in the face of threat to peace and security posed by these nefarious associations.
Meanwhile the CP has paid the initial hospital cost which enabled the doctors to commence treatment.