An 18-year-old boy by the name of Samuel Akpobome was been arrested by the police for allegedly killing his mother and sleeping with her corpse for money rituals. In an interview, Samuel confessed that he strangled his mother, Christiana Ighoyivwi, while she was asleep in her residence on Market Road, Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.
The teenager, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, along with over 80 other suspects arrested for various offences, disclosed that he later had s3xual interc00urse with his mother’s corpse.
Samuel Akpobome, who hails from Delta State and is the youngest child of the deceased victim, claimed to have acted on the instructions of an unidentified native doctor. He said, “I wanted to use her (Christiana) for money rituals. I strangled her; she was sleeping when I strangled her at about 5 am. I was advised by a native doctor in Oghara to kill her. After killing her, I slept with her. The native doctor told me to do so and keep her corpse for two days.
The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her corpse. But he did not tell me the number of days to sleep with her. My mother did not offend me. I killed her because of money.” Furthermore, the suspect admitted that he ran out of luck when his grandmother saw her daughter’s lifeless body and raised the alarm, which subsequently led to his arrest. He added, “I could not find a place to keep it (corpse). As I was coming out, I did not know that my grandmother was sitting outside.
“When I opened the door, my grandmother sighted the corpse inside the room and raised the alarm that drew the attention of neighbours.” The increasing rate at which the youth are indulging themselves in money rituals is becoming very alarming in West Africa. Nowadays, the youth involve themselves in all sorts of crimes just for quick money and this has become a major cause of concern from residents across countries