A 47-year-old man, Sunday Agwim, has been arrested by the police for killing his mother, Mrs. Christiana Agwim.
The incident occurred at Umuobom in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State.
The suspect was said to have killed the victim by using a cutlass and hammer, with which he ground her brain to powder.
Police Public Relations Officer in Imo, Orlando Ikeokwu said, “We received intelligence from one Jude Mbionwu, a security coordinator at Umuobom, who revealed that one Sunday Agwim, 47, killed his mother, one Christiana Agwim, 62, hitting a hammer and a machete on her head and completely grounded the head into powder beyond recognition with the hammer.
“The scene was immediately visited and the suspect was arrested and exhibits recovered. The corpse was not taken to the mortuary because of the damage to the head; rather, coroners’ forms were completed and a doctor from the UTH Nnewi, Anambra State, conducted an autopsy on the corpse to enable the burial to take place.
“In his confessional statement, the suspect stated that he never knew what came upon him .”
Ikeokwu noted that the suspect would be arraigned in court at the completion of investigations.