27-year-old man, identified as Emmanuel Eghaghe, has killed his mother, Helen, for being unable to afford N20,000 he requested for pocket money.The man is on the run after he beat his mother to death.
According to Punch, Emmanuel had visited the 61-year-old woman at her shop on Jinadu Street, Ajangbadi, Lagos State, on July 6, 2018.
He reportedly told her that he needed the N20,000 for pocket money.
The man was said to have resorted to violence when the elderly woman said she could not afford the amount.
He slammed her head on the wall while he was struggling to get the money by force.
Helen was said to have sustained an injury in the head. While blood gushed out of her head, Emmanuel fled the scene.
The deceased ’s brother, Friday, told the newspaper that somebody had called him with Helen’s phone number on that day, informing him that Emmanuel was about to kill their mother.
Friday said, “Around 11 am that day, somebody called me with my mum’s phone number and said somebody wanted to kill her.
“When I asked the person what the problem was, she cut the call. I called back, but she did not pick her calls.
“It was a little girl that was staying with her who later picked the call and told me that my mum had been killed. I left Benin immediately for Lagos.
“It was the woman who brought me up. Emmanuel was the fifth and the last child of the family. One of them lives in Benin here while others live abroad. I didn ’ t know why he killed her.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, noting that the command had launched a manhunt for the suspect.
He said, “The police got a report that the suspect hit his mother’s head against the wall in an attempt to get money from her forcefully. As a result, she became unconscious and was rushed to the hospital for treatment. She gave up the ghost at the hospital.
“The suspect is now at large. Detectives visited the scene and deposited the corpse at the Isolo General Hospital mortuary for autopsy. A manhunt for the suspect is being intensified.”