Dominion Okoro, the housemaid who killed the mother of ex-Governor, Lucky Igbinedion of Edo state, late Madam Maria Igbinedion, has been sentenced to death by hanging.
Okoro, who worked as the housemaid of the 85-year-old grandma for years, murdered her in cold blood at her residence in GRA Benin City on December 2, 2021, and carted away her money, jewelry and other valuables.
After she was arrested and questioned by the Edo state Police Command, Okoro said the deceased never offended her and that she killed her because she wanted to steal her money.
Read her statement below,
“I killed 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 died.
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.”
Dominion and her sister who allegedly abetted the crime, Patience Okoro, were arraigned in court on Monday, June 20, where the final judgement was delivered.
Dominion was convicted of the three count charge filed against her and was sentenced to death by hanging for murder and robbery with violence, and she was also sentenced to life imprisonment for applying harmful substances on her late boss.
However, her sister, Patience, who was charged for accessory was discharged and acquitted.