The rate at which Nigerians are desperate to escape poverty is leading many to do things inhumane.
There is a story of a young lad Akpobome Samuel who allegedly killed his mother, Gift Samuel.
The boy was said to have stanggled his mum to death before having sex with her corpse, this happened in the small town of Ologbo, Ikpoba Okha local government area of Edo state.
Samuel, 18, confessed to his crime, said he acted on the instructions of a witch doctor whom he contacted for money rituals.
He was instructed by the witch doctor that after killing his mother, he should have sex with her corpse in order to get rich, and that he willingly complied with his instruction and killed her.
In his own words
“The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her corpse, but he did not tell me the number of days to sleep with her. He told me to keep her dead body inside the room for two days but I was caught when I could no longer keep it.”
It was gathered that the grandmother caught the suspect in the act while having sex with his mother.
He said he had only slept with the corpse once before his grandmother raised the alarm that attracted the attention of the people around, when she saw the lifeless body of his mother on the floor.
“I did not know that my grandmother was sitting outside. She opened the door and sighted me in the corpse inside the room and raised the alarm that drew the attention of the public.
“My mother did not offend me. I killed her because of the money,” he said.
The police escorted the suspect to the house of the native doctor, but getting there, he was no where to be found.
Samuel will remain in Police custody with investigations are on going.