Nigeria: Mother stabs 12-yr-old son to death

nigeria-motherkilledsonAsaba—A mother has reportedly killed her 12-year-old son, confessing that she was a member of a secret cult.

The incident took place at Effurun, Delta State. As a result of the action, the woman is currently being interrogated by the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, at the state police command’s headquarters, Asaba.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Charles Muka, told Vanguard in Asaba, yesterday, that “at about 1830 hours on January 2, 2012, the woman (names withheld) stabbed her son, Precious, with a broken bottle. The boy died on the way to hospital. The suspect ran away after the incident but was later arrested. She confessed being a secret cult member and admitted killing her son.”

Muka also said a young man was also being interrogated for killing his 80-year-old father.

He said: “This other incident happened at Burutu, where a 30-year-old man killed his father, aged 80, with a matchete over squabble concerning some fish he (son) had kept for himself.

“We are also investigating the matter and as soon as we conclude investigation, the suspects would be charged to court.”

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