Residents of Jenta Magoro in Jos North local government of Plateau state were thrown into confusion as a 63-year-old man matched his aged mother to death.
According to eye witness, the ugly incident happened about 6am on Thursday, October 15 after a disagreement between the deceased and her son.
The victim whose name was given as Mama Wollo Inde was heard crying from the house which shared with her son as early as 6am that fateful.
A neigbour who pleaded for anonymity said: “We rushed to the old woman’s room to discover she was attacked by her own son with whom they have been living together for long.”
Another neighbor narrated what happen that fateful day said: “We noticed a very deep cut on the head of the old woman with blood rushing from the cuts when we came in to help her. Some of the neighbors rushed out to look for vehicle to convey her to the hospital but the old woman died before the vehicle could come.”
Moses Yakubu, a family member of the deceased said: “My elder brother has been behaving strange in the last few days and we were suspecting him to be under the influence of hard drugs, but we never knew he could go this far to kill his own mom, we are all in shock.”
The Plateau Police Command had confirmed the incidence and gave the name of the victim as Mama Wollo Inde.The spokesman of the police in the state, Abu Emmanuel said “The 63 year old son known as Bravo Kunde attacked her 75 year old mother Wollo Inde with machete.
“The suspect was about to escape after the incidence but injured himself in the process. He was immediately apprehended and is currently receiving treatment at Plateau Specialists Hospital Jos.
“The body of the old woman has also been deposited at the morgue in the same hospital and we have commenced full investigation to unravel what led to the victim committing the crime.”