The housemaid of Mrs Maria Igbinedion, the deceased mother of Chief Lucky Igbinedion, former Edo State governor on Tuesday painted a graphic picture of how she killed the 85-year-old woman.
Miss Dominion Okoro, 25, who who was paraded at the Edo State Police headquarters in Benin alongside other suspected criminals confessed that she hit a stool on the octogenarian’s head on an attempt to steal from her.
Dominion said she sneaked into her room and made an attempt to steal her N100,000, gold necklaces and a wristwatch.
She said when she saw that the deceased saw her while trying to steal the items and wanted to raise an alarm, she quickly hit her head with a stool and she died immediately.
The suspected killer said that she hurriedly packed her belongings and ran to stay with her elder sister in Cross River State when she discovered that the woman had died.
“I am here because I killed somebody. Nothing happened between us. My madam and I never had any quarrel. I have been with my madam for one year and three months before this thing happened,” she said.
She continued: “I wanted to take her money from her drawer. It is only N100,000 that I found in the drawer.
“I took her gold necklace and wristwatch and ran to stay with my elder sister in Cross River.”
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Philip Ogbadu, disclosed that over 20 persons were arrested by the police in a determined effort at getting the prime suspect.
He added that the command in its fourth quarter, arrested 427 suspects, recovered 32 sophisticated weapons, 420 cartridges, 18 vehicles.
He also said the suspects were arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, murder, stealing and cultism, adding that with the arrest made thus far and other security measures put in place, the state is in for a hitch-free festive season.