A 21-year old man, Samuel Emobor Oghenekporboro, has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for allegedly killing his mother and making love to her corpse for money ritual.
The deceased identified as Mrs Christiana Ighoyivwi was said to have been strangulated at their residence at 8B, Market road, Ologbo Community along Benin- Sapele road in Ikpoba-Okha local government area.
It was gathered that a herbalist had told the suspect that money would fall from heaven while making love with his mother’s corpse.
According to reports, the suspect’s grandmother, Mrs Maria Gabriel who visited with the intention to invite her daughter (the deceased) for a church programme, caught Samuel having sex with the corpse after she peeped through the door as Samuel wouldn’t open the door even after knocking repeatedly.
The suspects eventually opened the door and attempted to escape but was held by neighbours who handed him over to the police.
It was said that semen-stained pants belonging to the suspect and his late mother were recovered from the room as exhibits by the police.
The suspect told newsmen that he thought money would rain from heaven after killing his mother and making love to her.
The spokesman for Edo Police Command, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said an investigation was ongoing and that the suspect would be arraigned soon.