NIGERIA: EDO MAID SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUGGING, KILLING IGBINEDIONâS MOTHER
June 22, 2022:
An Edo State High Court on 20 June 2022 sentenced a maid, Dominion Okoro, to death by hanging for killing Madam Maria Igbinedion, the mother of a former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion. (Sources: Punch, 22/06/2022)
The 25-year-old murdered Madam Maria, who was her boss, with a stool with the intent to rob her of the sum of N100,000 on 1 December 2021, at her residence in Ugbor community, in the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
The trial judge, Justice Efe Ikponmwoba, who gave the verdict on 20 June, held that the convict also used cotton wool to stoke the nostrils of the deceased and thereafter called a cab man to escape from the house the following morning.
The convict confessed to the police that she bought Indian hemp, which she used in preparing a meal for her boss in order to weaken and kill her without struggle.
The judge convicted Dominion based on the evidence of the pathologist on the cause of death, evidence of other prosecution witnesses, in addition to the convict’s confessional statement.