The Imo state police command have arrested a middle-aged man, Johnbosco Ejiogu of Umudagu Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, for allegedly stabbing his own mother, Pauline Ejiogu, after which he was said to have set their house ablaze with he and his mother inside.
A statement from the state police command spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu, said an altercation between Ejiogu and his mother Pauline on Friday April 24, led to the ugly incident. Ikeokwu said both of them were rescued from the fire with the help of neighbours, and were immediately rushed to the hospital.
“On the 24/4/2020, at about 1020 hrs, operatives of Mbieri Divisional hqtrs, while reacting to a distress call arrested the above-named suspect and rescued the above victim. Preliminary investigation revealed that the said Johnbosco Ejiogu stabbed his mother Pauline Ejiogu as a result of an altercation.
He went further to lock the door behind himself and the victim, and then set the house ablaze, but they were rescued alive sequel to the swift reaction of the officers and men of the Division and the members of the neighbourhood.
However, both of them have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while investigation has commenced.”