MAID, KILLER OF GOVERNOR IGBINEDION’S MOTHER GETS DEATH SENTENCE
Dominion Okoro, maid to Madam Maria Igbinedion, mother of former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, has been sentenced to death by hanging.
The maid, 25, was found guilty of the murder of Madam Igbinedion, 85, using a stool, with intent to rob her of the sum of N100,000 on December 1 2021, at her Ugbor residence in Benin City.
Justice Efe Ikponmwoba of an Edo State High Court, held that the convict, after the killing, used cotton wool to cover the nose of the deceased and thereafter called a cab to escape from the house the next morning, following the brutal killing.
Okoro confessed to the police that she bought Indian hemp and used it in preparing a meal for the deceased in order to weaken and kill her without struggle.
The trial judge based his judgement on evidence of the pathologist on cause of death and evidence of other prosecution witnesses, in addition to the convict’s confessional statement, declaring that it was safe for the court to send the convict to the gallows.