POLICE in Rivers State have arrested one Owate Bode for allegedly hacking his mother to death in Eleme, Eleme Local Government Area, Rivers State, for allegedly refusing him money to purchase hard drugs.

The suspect has been transferred from Eleme Police Division to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), according to Grace Iringe-Koko, Police Spokesperson, Rivers Command.

As the Commissioner of Police, CP Okon Effiong, ordered a thorough investigation into the suspected murder, SP Iringe-Koko revealed Sunday that the suspect admitted to bashing the mother’s head with a hoe.


A source narrated that the suspect, “had demanded N10,000 from the mother which he intended using to buy hard drugs but his mother refused, so he smashed her head repeatedly with a hoe, killing her.”

“The suspect was apprehended by the community youth and handed over to the Police as the corpse of the mother, a public primary school teacher, has been deposited in a mortuary.”



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