An 18-year-old boy who gave his name as Akpobome Samuel was on Wednesday paraded by the police in Benin city for allegedly killing his mother and making love to her corpse.
Akpobome Samuel told Journalists that he killed his mother, Mrs. Gift Samuel and slept with her corpse for money making ritual purposes.
He made the confession while being paraded by the Edo State Police Command alongside other 84 suspects paraded by the police for various crimes ranging from cultism, kidnapping, rape, armed robbery, murder and burglary in Benin City.
Akpobome said he was only acting on the instructions of the native doctor whom he visited in Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.
He said the native doctor told him that after killing his mother, he should sleep with her corpse in order to get rich and that he willingly complied with his instruction and killed her.
Akpobome who works in a pure water factory in Ologbo said he was caught by his grandmother who came to knock at his door having waited patiently for her (the deceased) to accompanying her to the church for prayers.
Akpobome who said he had only slept with the corpse once said his grandmother raised the alarm that attracted the attention of the people around when she saw the lifeless body of his mother on the floor.
According to him, “The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her corpse but he did not tell me the number of days to sleep with her. He told me to keep her dead body inside the room for two days but I was caught when I could no longer keep it.
“As I was about coming out, I did not know that my grandmother was sitting outside.
“When I opened the door, my grandmother sighted the corpse inside the room and raised the alarm that drew the attention of the public.
“My mother did not offend me. I killed her because of my desperation to make money”, he said.