A tragic incident unfolded in Itanrin, Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State, as a 32-year-old man, identified as Samson Sikiru and known to be a drug addict, allegedly strangled his mother to death. The suspect’s younger brother, who works as a night guard, raised the alarm upon discovering their mother’s lifeless body upon returning from duty.
Neighbors apprehended Samson upon realizing that he was responsible for his mother’s death and subsequently handed him over to the police. According to sources, the suspect had been a known drug addict and had been absent from home for the past five years before recently returning.
Confirming the incident, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Omotola Odutola, stated that the command was aware of the case. She further revealed that the suspect is currently a neuropsychiatric patient and that his family members occasionally resorted to restraining him with ropes to prevent harm to himself or others.
Preliminary investigations indicate that on the day of the incident, Samson had been tied up in the house but managed to free himself and attack his mother, strangling her. Marks of violence were found around the deceased’s neck, along with lacerations on her right leg, indicating signs of force.
Samson Sikiru remains in police custody, although he has not provided coherent responses during questioning, leaving authorities with limited information at this time.