Calabar Maid Narrates How She Killed Edo Ex-Governor’s Mum, Maria Igbinedion

The maid said she served the family for a year and three months before greed pushed her to commit the crime.

25-year-old housemaid, Dominion Okoro, has confessed to the police that she killed Maria Oredola Igbinedion, mother of former Edo State governor, Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion.

Calabar Maid Narrates How She Killed Edo Ex-Governor’s Mum, Maria Igbinedion

KanyiDaily had reported how the 85-year-old woman was killed on Thursday, December 2, by her maid who ransacked her home for jewelry and money before disappearing into thin air.

It was gathered that Okoro was arrested on Tuesday, December 16, in her hometown, Calabar, Cross River State, where she had fled to after committing the heinous crime.

While being paraded at Edo State Police headquarters in Benin, the housemaid narrated how she killed the octogenarian with stool and made away with N100,000, a wristwatch, and jewellery from the GRA residence of the Igbinedions.

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She said: “I killed Mama (Madam Maria Igbinedion) to carry her money. She did not offend me. While she was sleeping on her bed, around 12:01 a.m. on December 2, 2021, I used a stool to hit her on the head and she was shouting for help, but only the gateman was around and he did not hear the shout. Mama later died.

“I waited till 4 a.m. on December 2, 2021, before leaving the house with Mama’s ₦100,000, wristwatch, and jewellery. I escaped to Cross River State, but I was later arrested by the police.”

“I am here because I killed somebody. Nothing happened between us. Myself and my madam never had any quarrels. I have been with my madam for one year and three months before this thing happened.”

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Mama Igbinedion was buried in Benin on December 10, after a funeral service at St. Augustine Catholic Church in the Edo state capital.

Okoro’s elder sister, Patience, was first arrested by the police before she was nabbed and moved to Benin for thorough investigation.

Patience Okoro said neither she nor their parents in Cross River State knew anything about the crime committed by Dominion.

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Edo State Commissioner of Police, Phillip Ogbadu, revealed that it took time, efforts and money to arrest Dominion, with no fewer than 20 persons first nabbed, before the prime suspect (Dominion) was arrested and she confessed to committing the crime.

Ogbadu stated that being a state crime, the suspects in the high profile murder would soon be charged to court, after thorough investigation.

He said Dominion was being specially worked on as he had earlier interrogated her more than three times, stressing that to every crime, there would be parties.

Meanwhile, a Nigerian girl has narrated how she escaped death by faking madness after the alleged killing of two other Nigerian housemaids in Saudi Arabia.

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