A 47-year-old man, Mr. Sunday Agwim, from Umuobom in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State, is now in police net for allegedly killing his mother, Christiana Agwim, 62, with a hammer.
The suspect was reportedly arrested over the weekend for allegedly killing his mother, using a machete to cut her head before smashing the skull with a hammer.
Jude Mbionwu, a security coordinator at Umuobom, alleged that the suspect broke the victim’s skull into pieces with a hammer, with the brain littered on the floor.
“When we got to the suspect’s home, we saw him with a hammer and a machete. He first used the machete to cut off the victim’s head before using the hammer to break the skull into pieces,” he added.
It was gathered that the body could not be taken to the mortuary because of the degree of damage done to the head, as coroners were called from the University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi to conduct the autopsy to enable the family bury the deceased.
The suspect confessed that he did not know what made him to commit the crime.
“It is the devil because I did not know what came upon me to kill my mother.”
Police spokesman Superintendent of Police (SP) Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident