Residents of Igbede community, situated in Ojo Local Government area of Lagos state, were in shock yesterday, after a man, whose identity is yet to be disclosed, allegedly killed his own mother while fighting over food with his younger brother.
According to an eyewitness, who narrated the unpleasant incident to TheNewsGuru.com via a phone conversation on Saturday morning, the fight started when the suspect told his mother to provide him food and his younger brother accused him of bothering their mother over food.
“Angered by his brother’s statement, the suspect reportedly started beating his brother. At first, their mother separated the fight, but he [suspect], picked a knife and headed to his brother again.
“While the mother was trying to stop him from stabbing his younger brother, the suspect who was headstrong on injuring his brother stabbed his mother instead”
“We couldn’t tell if he did it deliberately because he has been remorseful after seeing the result of his action, as I speak with you he has been arrested by the police and the remains of the victim [the mother] has been deposited at the mortuary”
When contacted, the Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, who is yet to confirm the report as at press time, however, assured he will provide full details upon his finding.