by ‘Jola Sotubo
A man in Anambra State has been arrested by operatives of the state police force after it was alleged that he took the life of his own mother.
The officers, deployed from the Obosi Police Division in the state, apprehended one Tonna Enedo, who hails from Obosi in the Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, on suspicion of the crime.
The accused when queried gave a series of reasons why he committed the crime.
Nigerian Eye reports:
He blamed the incident on his quest to make money at all cost, adding that he was lured into a fraternity. He said he has slept in the mortuary for seven hours as part of the money-making rituals.
Tonna said: “I was asked by the chief priest of the society that if I wanted to be rich, I should go and have fun with a mad woman. I should also go and sleep with a body for seven hours; I should fast for seven days dry; I was told that I would first kill my father and the last stage is that I will go mad and after I might have completed all the condition, I will become the richest man in Africa, if not in the whole world.”
He said he met all other conditions and was planning to kill his father when he mistakenly killed his mother.
He said it was after he hit a metal on her head that he realised he had killed the woman he loved most.
Tonna is a first-born from a divorced home. The parents divorced in 1984. He behaved like a mentally-challenged person in and around Obosi before the incident.