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Anambra: Jambite kills stepmother over 1 million naira

Anambra: Jambite kills stepmother over 1 million naira

By: Odunayo Odeja

Twenty-year-old Ekenedilichukwu Okeke confessed to being responsible for the gruesome murder of his stepmother, Mrs Theresa Okeke, in Awka, Anambra State.

Okeke, an accountant with the National Population Commission (NPC), was reportedly strangled to death on September 28, 2022, in her residence, No. 4 Umuziocha, Awka.

Ournigerianews reports that Okeke, an accountant with the National Population Commission (NPC), was strangled to death on September 28, 2022, in her residence in Umuziocha, Awka.

Parading the suspects with 19 others at the State police Criminal Investigation Department, Amawbia, he said he killed his stepmother to enable him to withdraw one million naira from her phone.

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The suspect said he hired his friends to assist him in carrying out the barbaric act shortly after the deceased, who had been assisting him in paying his fees, insisted he must leave her house over a misunderstanding.

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He said: “I had a misunderstanding with my mom along the line, and she scolded me. I pleaded with her, thinking she’s forgiven me. But the next day, she asked me to leave the house.

“I called my dad and elder brother to inform them of the development, but my dad didn’t pick up. It was my brother who picked that. I told him what had happened.

“After I called my friends to help me get money from my mom so I could use it for my fees ahead of my admission. Along the line, she collapsed and slumped.

One of the accomplices, Peter Jideofor, a musician who confessed he was the one that tied the deceased mouth when she attempted to scream, said they would not have killed her if she had provided her pin.

Anambra: Jambite kills stepmother over 1 million naira

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