The housemaid of late Madam Maria Igbinedion has recounted how she committed the heinous crime, all in a bid to steal some jewelry.
25-year-old Dominion Okoro, who was recently arrested in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, has now revealed how she killed the 85-year-old woman before carting away with her jewelry on December 2 at her residence in GRA Benin city.
Okoro who is currently being detained at the Edo state police command 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 N100,000, wristwatch, and jewellery. I escaped to Cross River State, but I was later arrested by the police.”
The Commissioner of Police in Edo state, Phillip Ogbadu, revealed that it took time, efforts and money to arrest Dominion, noting that no fewer than 20 persons were first arrested before Dominion was arrested and she confessed to committing the crime.