Agugu Adau, 18, killed his mother for refusing to give him a disappearance charm he claimed was an inheritance for him from his late father who was an herbalist.
He committed the evil act at Kisaghyip village farm located in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to reports, after the boy killed his mother, he removed the sum of N20,000 from her and used it to buy a mobile phone, shirt and a pair of slippers for himself.
The spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, Mr. Tyopev Terna, who confirmed the incident, said that the boy is being held under custody.
“Investigation is on-going. The details are not ready. Please understand with us and be patient,” the police spokesman said.
Adau who spoke to newsmen however narrated the story. He noted that he killed his mother because she refused to give him his inheritance which is the charm.
“When I was 14-years-old, my late father, who was a native doctor, showed me a charm that enabled him to disappear and reappear at will. He promised to handover the charm to me when I turn 18.
“On his dying bed four years ago, he gave my mother the charm and asked her to give me when I turn 18. But I am now 18 and she has refused to give it to me.
“On this fateful day at the farm, I asked her about it, but she threatened to throw the charm into the river, if I disturbed her too much.
“Her response infuriated me and I suddenly felt that she was of no value to me as a mother. I immediately slaughtered her with the knife I was using to harvest potatoes.
“After slaughtering her, I dumped her body in the bush,” he said.
David Adau, elder brother to the suspect, however said that the suspect did not kill their mother because of a charm.
According to him, his brother’s reason for killing her must be because of the N20,000.
“Prior to the incident, the family had faced several problems with Agugu. He was fond of stealing and causing trouble.
“I believe he killed our mother because of the N20,000 I gave her a day before the incident. I work at the mines in Barkin-Ladi, and usually give my earnings to our mother to keep for me.
“I handed over the money to my mother in his presence; in fact, when I gave her the money, she expressed fear that Agugu could attack her to get the money. He has proved her right,” David said.
David said that when he returned from work a day after the incident, he asked after their mother but Agugu said he did not know of her whereabouts.
“He said he did not know where my mother was. Later in the day, I saw him with a new mobile phone, a new shirt and slippers, and I became curious.
“I asked him (suspect) where he got them from, but he could not give me satisfactory answer.
“Other family members joined me and we kept pestering him over our mother, but he insisted he knew nothing.
“Three days later, I invited the Police to question my brother. That worked immediately as he confessed to killing her,” he said.