by Kolapo Olapoju
Anambra State police command has arrested a 29-year old- man for killing and roasting his mother in Ndikpa Awuka, a community in Orumba South local government area of the state.
Ekene Ucheagwu, reportedly killed hi 65- year- old mother, Agnes Ucheagwu in May, accusing her being a witch and using her powers to stunt the family’s progress.
While addressing Journalists at the office of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SAR) in Awkuzu on Tuesday, 12 August, the police spokesman in the state, Uche Ezeh, a deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said that the suspect would face the full wrath of the law.
He said the suspect had been initally locked up for beating up his mother, but after his release he carried out the dartard act.
Ucheagwu admitted to the crime, saying that his late mother prevented the progress of her children and the entire family, attributing the unmarried state of his 45-year-old unmarried brother as an example of his “mother’s witchcraft and curses on the children.”
He said, “My mother was evil, I killed her because of her wickedness. This incident happened in May. She prevented good things coming to her children. She was a witch, she put curses on us not to progress. Others were blindfolded because of our mother’s witchcraft. Because I was the only that knew her plans, she was always attacking me.”
“I killed her because she planned to kill me because I called her ‘Queen of the coast’ (her spiritual name). But I had to act fast and kill her first. My mother was a witch living in the sky, I killed her and burnt her body in the bush called Ogbukwu with fuel and firewood.