A rent argument reportedly went sour in Oremeji, Ilasamaja, Mushin area of Lagos, as a 37-year-old man identified as Nurudeen Bakare, went wild on Wednesday, stabbing his 65-year-old mother, Bosede, to death.
The murder suspect who accused his mother, popularly called Iya Fali, of sitting on his father’s property, warning that he felt like killing someone, had before the incident been away from home for 12 years before his recent return to the area. It was gathered that Nurudeen picked up a knife and started stabbing his mum, after she told him that he will be in jail if he kills her.
As if possessed, he started shouting: “I have killed her! I have killed her!!, I have killed her!!!,” witness said.
When people rushed to the scene, they saw Mrs Bakare in her pool of blood. After he was beaten by youths of the area, he begged them not to kill him but to call the police.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Chike Oti, said Bakare had 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.”
An eyewitness who to the Nation correspondent, said she heard the mum and her son arguing over rent, 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.”