According to a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrest was sequel to a complaint by the elder brother of the suspect, Cletus Ogah, who reported that his younger brother had stabbed their 62 year-old mother, one Janet Ogah, to death.
Following the complaint, the DPO of Itele Ota Divisional headquarters, CSP Lukman Raheem, led detectives to the scene at No 16, Ololade street, Lafenwa, Itele Ota , where the suspect was arrested.
Part of the statement reads: “Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, who has just finished his NYSC programme, came back home three days earlier and had been having issues with the deceased since then.
“In his statement, the suspect claimed that his mother was in the habit of insulting and disgracing him in the presence of her apprentices, and that frustrated him into taking her life,”
“The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, for further investigation.”
The corpse of the deceased, a food vendor, has been deposited at the Ota General Hospital morgue, for autopsy.