RESIDENTS of Uzebba communit in Owan East Local Government Area of Edo State, were thrown into mourning on Friday afternoon, after a 36-year-old man identified as Segun Odihiri beheaded his 83-year-old mother, Maria, after he allegedly raped his own daughter.
It was learnt that Odihiri severed his mother’s head with a cutlass.
Sources told The Nation that the lifeless body of the aged woman was still in a pool of blood, when residents trooped to the area to the scene of the incident.
A resident, Mr Ekemeiren Ojekhugbo, said Segun killed his mother for raising the alarm that he was raping his own daughter.
Ojekhugbo said that Segun was apprehended while he was trying to dispose of his mother’s body.
“He threatened to kill his mother each time they had any misunderstanding”.
“Trouble started when Segun was caught sleeping with his own daughter, which made his mother to raise the alarm.
“For him to cover his shame, he took up a cutlass and cut off his mother’s head while the daughter ran for her dear life.
“Segun injured two youths who were chasing him, but he was eventually apprehended by members of a vigilance group.
He has since been taking to the Owan West Divisional Police Command, Sabongida Ora, for interrogation.