Taiwo Akinola, a suspected member of a secret cult, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly attempting to kill his mother, Mrs. Alice Akinola.
The 29 year old man who was going to kill his own mother for money ritual was apprehended on Raji Ajanaku Street, Alaja Road, in Lagos.
According to report, Taiwo, around 8:30am on Sunday morning after sending his 14 year old nephew, Faruk, to buy him white handkerchief and cigarette, called his mother into the house for a discussion.
But when she entered the house, Taiwo attacked her, hitting her on the head with a plank, a pressing iron and a USB charger.
According to CSP Chike Oti, the Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement, Faruk was the one who raised the alarm upon seeing his grandmother in a pool of blood.
“When Faruk returned from the errand, he did not see his grandmother in the shop; so he went into the house only to see the poor woman in a pool of blood. Shocked by what he saw, the small boy raised the alarm which attracted neighbours to the scene.
“They called the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ayobo Division who arrested the suspect and secured the scene for further investigation by the police forensic experts attached to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
“The victim was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment and is hanging to life. Right now, the doctors are battling to revive Mrs Alice Akinola who is unconscious. Meanwhile, the CP has paid the initial hospital cost which enabled the doctors to commence treatment,” he said.
The Police PRO noted that, the suspect, during interrogation, confessed that he was asked to kill his mother in order to have more money.
The police, after searching Taiwo’s room, recovered 2 calabashes, with one containing a skull; a mixture of dark concoction; a plank perforated with nails and stained with blood; a pressing iron stained with blood; a white handkerchief with which he allegedly wanted to scoop the victim’s blood; a bottle containing oil and labelled ‘Back To Sender.’