A sakawa boy identified as Taiwo Akinola is in the net of the Lagos state police command for allegedly trying to kill his mother to enable him to flourish in his cyber fraud business which is termed as “Yahoo plus”.
According to various sources, the incident took place at No.2 Raji Ajanaku street, Alaja Road, Ayobo, inside the flat the suspect, Taiwo Akinola, 29, lives with his mother, Mrs Alice Iyabo Akinola, and her grandchild, Master Faruk, age 14 years.
Taiwo, said to be a staunch member of the notorious Aiye confraternity, went to the victim’s provision store in front of their apartment and told his mother to meet him inside the house for an important discussion and at same time sent his nephew, Faruk to go buy him a white handkerchief and a stick of cigarette.
As soon as the victim entered the house, the suspect attacked her, crashing her head with a plank, pressing iron and a UPS charger, to ensure she didn’t survive.
Upon Faruk’s return from the errand, he didn’t see his grandmother in the shop, so he went into the house only to see the poor woman lying in a pool of blood.
Shocked by what he saw, the small boy raised the alarm which attracted neighbours to the scene.
The police arrested Taiwo immediately after they were informed. The victim was rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment and was found to be hanging onto life. Right now, the doctors are battling to revive unconscious Alice.
The suspect during an interrogation disclosed that he was asked to murder his mother in order to have more money. When his room was searched, the following exhibits were recovered:
Two calabashes with one containing human skull and the other, a mixture of dark concoction; A plank perforated with nails and stained with blood; A pressing iron stained with blood; A white handkerchief with which he wanted to scoop the victim’s blood; A bottle containing oil and labelled “Back To Sender.”
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