Children hack mother to death with machete over alleged witchcraft

Two siblings have been arrested in Edo State for allegedly killing their mother.

It was learnt that Omolayo Ojeifo, 25, and her younger brother, Taiye, 20, in Lampese, Akoko-Edo Local Government, allegedly lured their mother, Itowo Ojeifo, to a farm road, where they allegedly killed her with a machete.

The elder sibling, according to reports, had been having issues with her mother, who she accused of being behind her financial stagnation.

She was said to have however apologised to her mother few days to her murder, saying she was misled into believing that her mother was responsible for her misfortune.

On the reported day the mother was killed, the suspect was said to have appealed to her to accompany her somewhere.

The victim reportedly relented after much persuasion, abandoning the cassava she was said to have been peeling, to accompany her daughter.

Itowo was said to have been led through a bush path and midway, the younger sibling brought out a machete, with which she was hacked to death.

An eye witness, who was said to have been threatened by the suspects that he would be dealt with if he reports what he saw was said to have rushed back to the community, where he reported the incident, but before people could be mobilised to the scene, the woman had been killed by her children.