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IN AJANGBADI: SHOCKING! Man allegedly beats mother to death over N20K pocket money

A suspect identified as Emmanuel Eghaghe, is reportedly on the run after he beat his mother to death for allegedly refusing to give him a sum of N20,000 after he visited the 61-year-old woman at her shop on Jinadu Street, Ajangbadi, Lagos Mainland, on Friday, July 6, 2018.

According to reports, Emmanuel told his mother, Helen, that he needed the sum for pocket money. He reportedly resorted to violence when the elderly woman said she could not afford the amount, slamming her head on the wall while he was struggling to get the money by force.

She was said to have sustained an injury in the head in the process. Upon realizing what he had done, the suspect fled the scene while blood gushed out of his mother’s head.

Speaking on the incident, a resident, who pleaded anonymity said: “The sister of the suspect has a hotel in the community. He gave their mother a room in the hotel. She also opened a shop for the woman in front of the hotel. On that day, the suspect approached his mother and asked her to give him N20,000 pocket money.

“The woman said she did not have that kind of money. He pushed her to the wall and broke her head in the process.

“There were bloodstains everywhere and the woman eventually died in a hospital. He ran away immediately and has yet to be found. His sister was abroad and she was planning to relocate him there. A resident informed the woman’s brother and he travelled to Lagos from Benin. I was surprised why a child would do such a cruel thing to his mother.”

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said that the command had launched a manhunt for the suspect.



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