Ekene Ucheagwu (pictured above) is a 29 year old man who confessed to killing his 65-year-old mother in her home.
Yesterday, he was paraded by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Awkuzu.
The cobbler said he killed her because she was using witchcraft to block the progress of her surviving children.
He told reporters;
“I decided to kill her because she did not allow the spirit of God to come into our family.
Once she cursed anybody, that person will never progress and she was doing it to my brothers and sisters very often.
I am the only one among her six children (two later died) that knew her secrets. My elder brother, who is 45 years old is yet to get married and nobody in our area agrees to marry any of my sisters or their daughters to marry any of us.
When I confronted her by calling her ‘queen of the coast’, she tried to kill me, having known that I knew her secrets and that was why I decided to kill her first.
I hit her on the head with a big stick at night and she slumped and died and I carried her in a wheelbarrow that night to the Obukwu bush in my community where I burnt her body to ashes.”
Vanguard reports that after a few days of the incident, the members of the community were curious that they had not seen his mother, they began to suspect that something terrible happened.
Ekene was banished from the community when he could not explain her whereabouts. He later went to Aba, Abia state to continue his business until he was arrested by men of SARS.
Ekene revealed to reporters that his mother never got married, and that all her six children answer her maiden name.
He says he regrets his action, but insists that “When the kingdom of God finally comes, people would realise that I did the right thing.”
Investigation is still ongoing.