A 37-year-old man, Nurudeen Bakare on Wednesday stirred confusion after he allegedly stabbed his 65-year-old mother, Bosede, to death.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Oremeji, Ilasamaja, Mushin area of Lagos state.
The incident started after Bakare accused his mother, popularly called Iya Fali, of sitting on his father’s property which led to a heated argument.
It was said that Bakare during the argument picked a knife, stabbed his mother on the stomach and slit her throat.
An eyewitness, Iya Bose told DAILY POST that she heard them arguing, but was unconcerned not knowing that it will lead to the woman’s death.
She said: “Both of them were arguing inside the woman’s shop. We thought it was their usual tirade until we saw the man with blood stain on his hand and cloth, saying he has killed her.
“We quickly rushed to the woman’s shop and saw her gasping for breath. She was stabbed in the stomach, chest and her throat was slit. I don’t believe a normal human being could do that.”
Confirming the incident, Lagos state Police Command’s spokesman, SP Chike Oti, disclosed that Bakare has been arrested and taken to Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) at Panti, Yaba.
He said: “About 7:10pm, one Sunday Tifase of Odofin Street, Itire, Lagos reported that his younger brother, Nurudeen Bakare, 37, stabbed his mother, Bosede Bakare, 65, with a knife at her stomach and neck without any reason.
“The victim was taken to Mainland General Hospital where she was confirmed dead by a doctor. The suspect was arrested at the scene of the crime.
“The remains of the deceased have been deposited at same Mainland General Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. The case has been transferred to SCIID, Yaba for discreet investigation.”