An 18-year-old man is reported to have strangled his mother to death for allegedly calling him a bastard. and reported himself to the Police.
This unfortunate incident happened in Ikakumo Akoko Community, Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Nigeria’s Ondo State.
According to media reports, the suspect,who is identified as Tope Momoh, strangled his mother by name Stella to death in the middle of the night.
The suspect then reported himself to the police on Thursday, October 6, 2022, where he was detained and arraigned.
The prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin, told the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure that stated that the suspect confessed to the crime two weeks after his deceased mother was buried.
“… I did not have rest of mind since my mother has been buried. So, I was forced to confess that I strangled her to death. I want the court to show me mercy,” Momoh is quoted to have said.
The prosecutor added that, the cause of the deceased’s death was unknown until the teenager confessed to killing her for calling him a bastard.
Akintimehin said that suspect action violates Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. II Law of Ondo State, 2006.
He then pleaded with the court to remand him to a custodial centre, pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Chief Magistrate, Musa Al-Yunnus, remanded him at the Olokuta Correctional Centre till Thursday, October 20, 2022.