The Edo State Police Command has arrested a young person, Anna Amos, for the homicide of a 71-year-old lady within the Ikpoba-Okha Native Authorities Space of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the deceased, Helen Adodo, died after her head was smashed with a stone at her residence on Guobadia Avenue, Benin.
It was learnt that Amos had been dwelling with the septuagenarian, who was down with a stroke, since March 2018.
Unidentified individuals had reportedly sneaked into the residence of the late Adodo at about 7am on Tuesday.
They have been stated to have blindfolded Amos earlier than killing the septuagenarian.
The incident attracted residents and sympathisers, a few of whom wailed as they noticed the lifeless physique of the sufferer.
A person, suspected to be the son of the deceased, expressed shock over his mom’s dying, including that she didn’t have a disagreement with anybody within the neighbourhood.
However a clip obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday confirmed confessing to the crime within the presence of some residents within the space.
Within the clip, Amos alleged that she was possessed by a “spirit,” including that she didn’t know the variety of instances the deceased was hit with the stone as she didn’t know what came visiting her.
, nevertheless, famous that the deceased didn’t offend her.
She stated, “After I took some plates exterior, I took a brush and swept the bottom. I stood on the stone and regarded up and down. After I did that, one thing entered my physique. I stood on a stone once more and regarded up and down.
“I took the stone to the veranda and sat on it. Later, I entered the room and didn’t know after I hit her head with the stone. I didn’t know what came visiting me. It was a spirit. It advised me to kill her. She didn’t offend me.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, acknowledged that the command acquired a misery name over the matter round eight.30am.
Nwabuzor additionally disclosed that the case had been transferred to the State Prison Investigation and Intelligence Division.
He stated, “The (misery) caller stated that two males got here into the residence, murdered the girl and went away.
“Nonetheless, it was revealed as we speak (Wednesday) lady who was staying together with her, Anna Amos, was the one which killed the girl. The Anna Amos has confessed that she killed the girl.
“Anna Amos is 14 years outdated and by legislation, she continues to be a minor. However we’ll do all we are able to to get to the basis of this matter. We is not going to depend on the confession of that lady as a result of it will not be the lady that’s liable for the killing of that lady.
“Maybe any person else did (killed her) and requested this little lady to personal up because the perpetrator. Investigation is ongoing.”
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