A mindless young man is on the run after beating his mother to death.
The young man, Emmanuel Eghaghe, 27, hacked the mother to death for allegedly refusing to give him a sum of N20,000.
He committed the gruesome act at the mother’s shop in Jinadu Street, Ajangbadi, Lagos State, on July 6, 2018.
According to reports Emmanuel told her mother, Helen, that he needed the sum for pocket money.
When the woman couldn’t come up with the said amount, he adopted a violent approach and slammed the poor woman’s head to the wall.
She was said to have sustained an injury in the head. While blood gushed out of her head, Emmanuel fled the scene.
A resident, who pleaded anonymity said:
“The sister of the suspect has a hotel in the community. She gave their mother a room in the hotel. She also opened a shop for the woman in front of the hotel. On that day, the suspect approached his mother and asked her to give him N20,000 pocket money.
“The woman said she did not have that kind of money. He pushed her to the wall and broke her head in the process.
There were bloodstains everywhere and the woman eventually died in a hospital. He ran away immediately and has yet to be found. His sister was abroad and she was planning to relocate him there. A resident informed the woman’s brother and he travelled to Lagos from Benin. I was surprised why a child would do such a cruel thing to his mother.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, led credence to the incidence, noting that the command had launched a manhunt for the suspect.