A 51-year old man, has reportedly beaten his mother to death over family properties.
According to Punch Metro, 51-year old Oluwaseye Ayoola, beat his 81-year-old mother, Mrs. Dorcas Ayoola, who lived in one-storeyed building on United Estate, Ajah, Lagos State, to death over his sister’s properties.
Dorcas, according to reporters told her son, Oluwaseye, that she did not have such momeny at the moment, and asked that she be given time to raise it. Thinking his mother was lying, he allegedly grabbed and punched her.
He proceeded to allegedly slam a hammer and a television set on the woman and fled the house, leaving her in a pool of blood.
Neighbours were drawn to the groans of the woman, on getting to her, she had passed on. They reported at the Ogombo Police Station, and the suspect was eventually arrested.
“We are bereaved. You cannot expect us to say anything now. We understand you are doing your job. You can come back another time when everything is calm,” one of the sympathisers told reporters.
A resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Oluwaseye, was always aggressive whenever he wanted to collect money from Dorcas.
“The television he smashed on the woman was big. This was a mother he had depended on all his life. Even if he wanted the whole property, he should have exercised patience.
“His brother is abroad and he always sent money to him. All his siblings give him money as well. He is just lazy and wicked.”
A shop owner on the estate, said:
“He was living with the mother until lately when he decided to live on his own. The mother raised the money for his rent.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, said the case was reported to the police by the suspect’s brother, Akintunde Ayoola, adding that the corpse of the woman had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.
Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said,
“After the brother reported to the police, the command’s detectives from the Ogombo division launched a manhunt for the suspect and he was arrested.
“During interrogation, the suspect said he had gone to his mother to ask for some money but she refused to part with the sum, which angered him and made him to pounce on the old woman.
“He was said to have asked the mother to give him N500,000 out of N11m his late sister left behind in her will. He is in custody under investigation.”