The Police in Ogun State have arrested a 29-year-old man Owolabi Adewale for killing his aunt Ebunola Aroboto, 99.
The suspect was said to have butchered the woman at Maraisa Lane Igan road Ago-Iwoye, after suspecting she was responsible for his spiritual problems.
According to the police, the incident occurred on Monday.
Police spokesman Abimbola Oyeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP) said Adewale claimed the deceased usually used her magic powers to change lottery numbers whenever he was sure of winning.
“His arrest followed a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ago-Iwoye Division Ade Adedoyin, a Chief Superintendent (CSP) that a middle aged man has butchered his aunty Ebunola Aroboto to death at Maraisa Lane Igan road Ago-Iwoye.
“On receiving the distress call, the DPO quickly led his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested and the cutlass which he used to wreak the havoc recovered.
“The suspect admitted killing the old woman with matchet claiming that he has an inclination that the woman was responsible for most of his spiritual problems.
“He stated he was a regular player of Baba Ijebu lotto and that whenever he was sure of wining, the deceased who was his father elder sister, will use her supernatural power to change the wining number.
“The body of the deceased has been deposited at Ijebu-Ode general hospital mortuary for post mortem examination.
“The Commissioner of Police Ahmed Iliyasu has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) State Criminal investigation and intelligence Department (SCIID) Wale Abass to take over the case and see to diligent prosecution of the suspect,” said Oyeyemi.