Samson Sikiru, 32, an alleged drug user, is accused of strangling his mother to death on Sunday in Itanrin, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area, Ogun State.
The alarm was raised by the suspect’s younger brother, a night guard, after he returned from his shift and learned that his mother had been murdered.
Samson was reportedly detained after his mother’s death was found by his neighbours, who then turned him over to the police.
The suspect has a history of drug misuse, according to a source, who also claimed that he left his home five years ago and has only lately returned.Omotola Odutola, the police public relations officer in Ogun, confirmed the occurrence and stated that the command was aware of it.
The suspect is presently a neuropsychiatric patient, according to Odutola.
According to the PPRO, periodically, family members would tie Samson up with ropes to keep him from hurting anyone or himself.
“He had remained with his mother, whom he visited during Sallah celebrations, even though he is known for his retard tendency, but his condition was being managed to the best of the knowledge of his mother.
“It is not yet clear if there was any provocation by his mother, but, preliminary investigation revealed that earlier same day, he was tied up in the house, only for him to loose himself and descended on his mother and strangled her,” she narrated.
Odutola said marks of violence were found around the deceased neck, including lacerations discovered around her right legs, saying this proved there was force or violence.
“Samson Sikiru is still in the police custody, but, nothing much has been gotten from him, as he has not answered any coherent questions put across to him,” she added.