Maid Sentenced To Death For Killing Igbinedion’s Mother


An Edo State High court sitting in Benin has sentenced, Dominion Okoro to die by hanging for killing Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, mother of former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion.

The 25-year-old convict murdered the deceased who she worked for with a stool with intent to rob her of the sum of N100, 000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) on the 1st of December 2021 at her residence in Ugbor Community, Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.

Maid Dominion Okoro

The trial Judge, Justice Efe Ikponmwoba who gave the verdict on Monday, held that the convict, after also used cotton wool to stoke the nose of the deceased and thereafter, called a cab man to escape from the house early the following morning.

While being questioned, Dominion said;

”I k!lled Mama (Madam Maria Igbinedion) to carry her money. She did not offend me. While she was sleeping on her bed, around 12:01 a.m. on December 2, 2021, I used a stool to hit her on the head and she was shouting for help, but only the gateman was around and he did not hear the shout. Mama later d!ed.

“I waited till 4 a.m. on December 2, 2021, before leaving the house with Mama’s N100,000, wristwatch, and jewellery. I escaped to Cross River State, but I was later arrested by the police.”

The convict was arrested along with her elder sister, Patience Okoro but the Court noted that the only evidence linking her with the case was that Dominion called her to inform her after committing the act.

Patience, was discharged and acquitted of the charge of offence of accessory after murder, accordingly.

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