31-year old man kill his mother in Rivers state over money

Owate Bode, a 31-year-old man had allegedly killed his mother for refusing to give him N20,000 in Rivers State.

The unfortunate incident occurred on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in the Alato community Eleme Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, he said he approached his mother requesting for N20,000 to enable him attend a function, but instead, he could not get the desired amount from the woman.

Bode claimed his mother after withdrawing N20,000 from his bank account, only gave him N10,000, which he insisted wasn’t enough.

The suspect explained further that things went out of control which prompt him to pick up a hoe and hit his mother on the head. while she died on the spot.


He was thereafter apprehended by the community youths and handed over to the security operatives, while the corpse has been deposited at a morgue in the area.

During interrogation, the suspect claimed to be mentally derailed. He said he said decided to put an end to his mother’s life for refusing to give him his money and insulting him. He stated further that he is tired of living and wants to die.

The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident said the has been apprehended and is in police custody.

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