A housemaid who allegedly murdered the mother of the former Governor of Edo State has confessed to the crime.
Dominion Okoro, 25, was arrested in Calabar, Cross River State, where she was hiding after she was declared wanted, following the sudden death of Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion.
The former Governor, Chief Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion, received the sad news of his mom’s death on 1 December 2021.
On Tuesday, 21 December 2021, Dominion was paraded before newsmen by the Commissioner of Police, Edo State, CP Philip Ogbadu.
The suspect confessed to using a wooden stool to strike her benefactor to death after she discovered her pilferage.
Dominion had sneaked into the bedroom of Mrs Igbinedion at about 12am, stealing jewelries worth N100,000 but was caught in the act before she allegedly murdered her to keep her silence.
She then waited till 4am before escaping to Calabar.
Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday, Dominion said “I needed money to take care of my 8 years old daughter and decided to steal the money.
“I was surprised that mama saw me and was now shouting. I used the wooden stool to kill her. I then ran to meet my sister in Calabar where the police came to arrest me. I regret that mama died”.
Edo state commissioner of police, CP Philip Ogbadu, said the suspect was trailed to cross River state where the police caught her.
We also took the security guard in the house into custody for further interrogation.
According to the police commissioner, “I can assure you that this young girl will be charged to court soon”.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.