Mother of four hacked to death by a father and son in Edo

A mother of four has been hacked to death by a father and his son in Edo State while she tried to separate a fight.

The victim, Mrs. Nata Igbinovia, was brutally killed in an incident that happened on Saturday night, April 27, 2024, at Okpagha- Ewuare, Eyaen quarters, an outskirt community of Benin city, along Auchi Road.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident said the suspect, Ayo Mr. Philip has been arrested.

“Yes, the Command is aware of it, investigation has begun, the suspect, Philip Ayo, has been arrested yesterday. Investigation into the murder case is still on,” he said.

According to the woman’s daughter, Patience, her mother was separating a fight between her nephew and their neighbours (the suspects) after a heated argument when they hacked her to death with a knife and an axe.

She alleged that during the argument, Mr. Philip brought out a knife to stab her cousin but was blocked by her mother who got injured in the process.

She added that the deceased thereafter fell down, while the suspect’s son who had ran inside their room, came out with an axe and hit her mother with it on her back, just as his father who was still holding the knife again stabbed her mother on the chest.

According to Patience, on seeing the deceased lying unconscious on the ground, the suspects fled before sympathizers could reach the scene.

She said a good Samaritan in the neighbourhood who heard of the incident immediately brought a vehicle in which the deceased was taken to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.

It was gathered that operatives of the Eyaen police division have visited the scene and had already commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing.