A middle-aged man identified as Johnbosco Ejiogu allegedly stabbed his mother and set himself on fire in Umudagu Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
It was gathered Ejiogu was arrested on Friday after he stabbed his mother, Pauline Ejiogu, in the house and set the house on fire while both of them were still inside.
The Police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, who confirmed the incident, said that it was an angry dispute between Ejiogu and his mother Pauline, that led to the ugly incident.
Ikeokwu said that both of them were rescued from the fire with the help of the residents around the scene of the incident, adding that they have been taken to the hospital.
“On the 24/4/2020, at about 1020 hrs, operatives of Mbieri Divisional headquarters, while reacting to a distress call arrested the above-named suspect and rescued the above victim.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the said Johnbosco Ejiogu stabbed his mother Pauline Ejiogu as a result of an altercation.
“He went further to lock the door behind himself and the victim, and then set the house ablaze, but they were rescued alive sequel to the swift reaction of the officers and men of the Division and the members of the neighbourhood.
“However, Both of them have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while investigation has commenced,” Ikeokwu said.
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And Got Burnt In The Process…. Happening right now in Umudagu Mbieri in Mbaitoli LGA, Owerri IMO State! Developing Story.. According to source, Mr Johnbosco Ejiogu sets his Mum Mrs Pauline Ejiogu on fire. Reasons best known to him, while she was trying to escape, he blocked her with a knife and made sure she was burning before he locked her inside to burn. But before he could escape, the fire also got to him. Before people could know what was happening, the mum had already suffered serious burn injury, before the fire was finally taken out by good Samaritans. While he was trying to escape, the village youth caught him and gave him the beating of his life before the police came and whisk him away. although, the mother was already taken to the hospital before I got there. I will be going to the hospital for more info…. —————————– I was typing in a hurry, sorry for typo error in advance 🙈 ——————————– @instablog9ja @ijeomadaisy @lailaijeoma @tundeednut @lindaikejiblogofficial @officiallindaikeji @gossipmillnaijja @theshaderoom @gistlovers.blog1 @greatmombee @cutie_julls #verablogpost
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported how a 45-year-old man identified as Paul Ihuaka was arrested for allegedly raping his mother because he couldn’t resist his sexual urge.