Suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Mrs. Maria Igbinedion, mother of former Edo state governor, have started confessing.
One Dominion Okoro, a 25-year-old maid to the deceased, confessed to killing her and narrated how she carried out the heinous act.
Okoro also mentioned another lady, Gloria, who also, in turn, mentioned an unnamed policeman as an accomplice in the suspected murder.
Okoro told reporters how she worked as the deceased’s maid for one year and three months.
She also narrated how she carried out the killing. Her words: “We used to massage her body, so on December 1, at about 11 pm that day after massaging her body, I prepared the bed for her to sleep.”
“After that, I decided to steal her money from the drawer, but she saw me and shouted, so I hit her on the head with a stool, and she died.
When I counted the money, it was N100,000, and I took some jewelry and ran to Calabar, where I was arrested.
“One Gloria who used to work with the woman asked me to do that.
Madam used to send her to deposit money in the bank and withdraw.
She told me to kill the woman so that she would give me part of her money to take care of my baby who is sick.”
Gloria, mentioned by Okoro, claimed that a policeman was an accomplice in the murder.
She added that the policeman had threatened to kill her if she mentioned her accomplice.
She said: “The man said they would kill me if I mentioned to anybody that I am telling lies. The man is a police officer, and he is here.”
Meanwhile, one of her sisters, Patient Okoro, also arrested, said she didn’t know anything about the killing. Her junior sister only informed her on the phone that she had committed murder.
She said she assisted the police in arresting her in Cross River, adding that all those they arrested while searching for her had been released, but the police refused to release her.
Her words: “My sister is not talking because the police have threatened to kill her if she mentioned her accomplices to journalists.”