18-year-old boy allegedly strangles mother to death for calling him bastard

An 18-year-old boy, Tope Momoh has allegedly strangulated his mother to death in Ikakumo Akoko Community, Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, having accused the deceased of referring to him as a bastard.

Penpushing reports that, the Ondo State Police Command has since arraigned the accused before a Chief Magistrate Court on a one-count charge of murder, having said to have confessed to the crime two weeks after the deceased had been buried.

The prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin, told the court that the defendant killed his mother in the middle of the night for calling him a bastard, adding that the offence committed contravenes Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. II Law of Ondo State, 2006.

Penpushing further reports that, Akintimehin urged the court to remand the defendant in a custodial centre, pending the outcome of an advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), while in his response, the defendant told the court he was yet to have rest of mind after the incident.

“I did not have rest of mind since my mother has been buried. So, I was forced to confess that I strangled her to death. I want the court to show me mercy”, the accused told the court

Penpushing also reports that, the judge, Magistrate Musa Al-Yunnus, on Friday when the case was mentioned ordered the remand of the accused at the Olokuta Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till 20 October.

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