Man kills stepmother for always appearing in his dreams

A 38-year-old man has been remanded for allegedly killing his stepmother.

According to reports, the suspect identified as Elom Maduka was said to have complained that his stepmother, Augustina Odio was always appearing in his dreams and telling him that she was responsible for his lack of progress.

He trailed his stepmother to her farm and landed severe machete blows to her head and legs leaving her dead at Amohu village, Ezillo community, in the Ishielu LGA of the state.

Elom arraigned on one count of murder on Friday June 19.

The charge read, “That you, Elom Odio Maduka, on June 12, 2020, at the Amohu Ezillo community in the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did cause the death of one Augustina Odio, 50, by inflicting machete cuts on her head and legs, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.”

The case has been adjourned till July 15, 2020, for report of compliance.


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