Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of Criminal Court 1 in Benin city, Edo state, sentenced Dominion Okoro, the late housemaid of Madam Maria Igbinedion, the mother of former Edo governor Lucky Igbinedion, to death by hanging for killing the 85-year-old boy. -an elderly woman living in GRA Benin City on December 2 2021, before fleeing with her jewelry.
Okoro, who had been a housemaid for the deceased for years, killed her because he wanted to rob her of her money and belongings. At the time of her arrest, Okoro said her late boss had not mistreated her
‘I killed my mother (Madam Maria Igbinedion) in order to bring her money, said the housemaid to the police She did not mistreat me. While she was lying on her bed, at 12:01 a.m. on December 2, 2021, I used a chair and hit her on the head screaming for help but there was only a gate guard and he did not hear the shouts. My mother later died.
I waited until 4 a.m. on December 2, 2021, before leaving the house with Mother’s 100,000, watch, and jewelry. I fled to Cross River State, but later I was arrested by the police. ”
Following her confession, Dominion and her sister were arrested. Her sister, Patience Okoro, appeared in court.
Delivering the verdict in the case on Monday, June 20, Justice Ipkonwonba sentenced Dominion to all three charges. The court sentenced Dominion to death by hanging and aggravated robbery while serving a second life sentence for drug trafficking in the late Madam Igbinedion.
The sister of the suspect who was charged with trespassing after the murder of the fourth victim has been released.