A drunk teenager has been arrested for beating his grandmother to stupor.
A 17-year-old boy identified as Felix Obus, is in hot soup for allegedly beating his 65-year-old grandmother to a state of unconsciousness after she accused him of stealing her N20,000.
The incident which happened in the Abraka Community in Delta State, has thrown the area into total confusion with no one able to come to terms with the dastardly act of the Senior Secondary One drop out who was said to boosted his morale with alcoholic drinks before pouncing on the woman identified as Alice Onome and beating her till she fainted.
Reports have it that the elderly woman had accused the boy of stealing her money which she had set aside to prepare for another of her grandchild's naming ceremony and vowed to report him to the village elders for proper punishment, something that did not sit will with the boy.
According to a neighbour, Obus reportedly left the grandmother and went to drink some liquor and on coming back, he confronted his grandmother and the altercation degenerated into a physical confrontation and the teenager allegedly attacked his grandmother and beat her viciously.
The neighbour said:
“As he was beating her, the woman fell down and started foaming in the mouth before she slipped into unconsciousness. She was then taken to a nearby hospital where she was resuscitated.”
The culprit was later arrested by police officers from the Abraka Police Division, as he tried to escape and during interrogation, he confessed to committing the crime but claimed he reacted out of anger.