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A Child Like This... Man stabs own mother to death in Lagos

A man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his mother to death over the death of his father.

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The house where the murder took place play

The house where the murder took place


One Ibrahim Oluyide, a barber based in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State, has been arrested by the police for allegedly stabbing his own mother to death at her residence, on Friday, February 5, claiming she was responsible for the death of his father, the Punch reports.

The Abeokuta, Ogun State born Oluyinde, according to the report, had visited his mother at about 2pm on the day of the incident at her rented apartment on Bunmi Christopher Close, and the duo were reportedly indoors discussing when an argument erupted between them, leading to the son stabbing his mother to death.

Neighbours who reported the case to the police at the Oko Oba Police Division, said they heard the mother screaming for help and begging her son not to kill her but by the time help could come her way, he had already stabbed her and was found in the pool of her blood, while he managed to escape from the scene before he was later apprehended the next day.

The neighbour who did not want his name narrated how it happened:

“It was last year that the woman moved in with her husband. She was about 57. She was a goldsmith. One of her grandchildren, the daughter of her first daughter, was staying with her before this incident happened.

The father, however, died last year from sickness. He could not talk for some time before the sickness eventually claimed his life.

At about 2pm on Friday, I was in the kitchen when I heard some sharp cries from the woman’s room. She was calling on neighbours for help. Others and I went to the woman’s door but it was locked.

So, I went round and opened the window; I saw Ibrahim’s hand; it was wet with blood, but he refused to open the door. We asked him why he attacked his mother; all he said was that it was his mother who killed his father.

We were all shocked. The man is a barber. He plaits hair too. He, however, managed to escape. The police later arrested him and brought him to the house on Saturday.

The strange thing is that the duo had not fought before in the house. Ibrahim did come once in a while to check his mother. He is the second child. He has an elder sister and a younger brother.

When I got to the woman’s room, he had run away through the back door. We forced the door open and met the lifeless body of Ibrahim’s mother on the floor. He stabbed her several times in the neck.”

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