- A 29-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Lagos for attempting to use his mother for money ritual
- The suspect was arrested in the Ayobo area of Lagos state on Sunday, August 19
- According to the police, the suspect identified as Taiwo Akinola, planned to advance his internet fraud by using his mother for ritual
The police in Lagos state have arrested a 29-year-old man identified as Taiwo Akinola who allegedly planned to use his mother for money ritual.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the police in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, and sent to Legit.ng, in which they said the suspect was arrested in Ayobo area of Lagos after the suspect attempted killing his mother for money ritual.
The suspect was said to have attacked his mother with a pressing iron, a UPS charger and a plank, which he used in smashing her head.
Legit.ng gathers that the incident happened on Sunday 19, August 2018, at number 2 Raji Ajanaku street, Alaja road, Ayobo area of Lagos.
The statement read: "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)."
According to the police, the suspect lives with his mother, Alice Iyabo Akinola and her 14-year-old grandchild identified as Faruk.
The state continued: "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."
The divisional police in charge Ayobo division was said to have arrived the scene with his team after been informed of the incident. They promptly arrested the suspect and secured the scene for further investigation.
The statement added: "The victim was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment and was found to be hanging onto life. Right now, the doctors are battling to revive Mrs Alice Akinola presently unconscious . Meanwhile the CP has paid the initial hospital cost which enabled the doctors to commence treatment.
"During a brief interrogation, the suspect disclosed that he was asked to kill his mother in order to have more money."
Recovered in the suspect's room during search by the police included: two calabashes with one containing human skull and the other, a mixture of dark concoction; a plank perforated with nails and 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 and labelled Back To Sender.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a suspected “Yahoo-Yahoo” boy identified as Mukoro Ovie reportedly ran amok and stabbed himself to death with a broken bottle in Orumala street, Ughelli, Delta state, on Thursday, May 31.
The deceased carried out the act at the Oteri town hall in Ughelli north council area where he had run to after his mother took him to a church in the community for prayers following his strange behavior some days before.
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