A 25-year-old housemaid Dominion Okoro has revealed how she killed Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the mother of a former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion.
Okoro said she killed the 85 year-old woman, while she was asleep, with a stool.
Okoro made the startling revelation when she was paraded at Edo State Police headquarters in Benin on Tuesday.
She said she carried out the nefarious act while the old woman was sleeping in her bedroom.
Okoro also confessed to carting away N100,000, a wristwatch and jewellery from the GRA residence of the Igbinedions.
She said, “I killed Mama (Madam Maria Igbinedion) to carry her money. She did not offend me.
“While she was sleeping on her bed, around 12:01 a.m. on December 2, 2021, I used a stool to hit her on the head and she was shouting for help, but only the gateman was around and he did not hear the shout.
“Mama later died.
“I waited till 4 a.m. on December 2, 2021, before leaving the house with Mama’s N100,000, wristwatch, and jewellery. I escaped to Cross River State, but I was later arrested by the police.”
Edo Commissioner of Police, Phillip Ogbadu, revealed that it took time, effort, and money to arrest Dominion Okoro.
He noted that no fewer than 20 persons were first arrested before Dominion was arrested in her hometown in Calabar.
He confirmed that Dominion Okoro would soon be charged to court after a thorough investigation.