Police nab fleeing housemaid over alleged murder of former Gov, Igbinedion’s mother

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Police nab fleeing housemaid over alleged murder of former Gov, Igbinedion’s mother

Edo State Police Command has arrested a housemaid, Dominion Okoro in connection with the “murder” of Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, mother of a former Governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion.

The 85-year-old woman was allegedly strangled by the suspect at her residence in Ugbor, GRA, Benin-City, the State capital.

It was further learnt that the maid who hailed from Cross River state, ransacked the deceased’s home for her pieces of jewellery and money, and carted them all away after she allegedly killed her.

According to crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe, the suspect was arrested on Tuesday, 14 December 2021, in Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, by a combined tactical team of the Nigerian Police.

She is currently being held at the Edo State Police headquarters in Benin City.

When contacted on phone for confirmation, the spokesperson of the Edo Police Command, SP Kontongs Bello, said he has “not been briefed by the OC”.

Police nab fleeing housemaid over alleged murder of former Gov, Igbinedion’s mother

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