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An 18-year-old Nigerian boy confessed killing his mother and having sex with her corpse for suspected get-rich-quick plot, according to reports.

Samuel Akpobome revealed he throttled mum Christiana after drugging her with a witch doctor's concoction.

The horrific incident occurred in their rented apartment at 8B Market road, Ologbo in Ikpoba-Okha LGA of Edo State, on Monday, October 29, 2018.

The suspect, with other accomplices, were arrested by the command, were paraded by the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Johnson Kokumo, in Benin last week Wednesday, according to reports.

Akpobome told journalists that he carried out the act after consulting a spiritualist who promised to make him rich.

He confessed to strangling his mother at 5 a.m. on October 10 in Ologbo, near Benin, while she was asleep.

He said that he also had sexual intercourse with her corpse for two days, as instructed by the spiritualist.

The teenage boy revealed that luck ran out on him as he was arrested when his grandmother, who became suspicious of him, raised the alarm.

Akpobome made his confession when he was paraded with other criminals

These rituals have many forms but some involve killing a loved one in the hope that spirits will give them riches if they are prepared to get rich at any cost.

Police chief Babatunde Kokumo said Akpobome will appear in court soon

He claimed the witch doctor named One Love “told me to use my mother for a money ritual” and promised him 50,000 Nigerian naira - about £105 - “if I killed my mother and slept with her”.

Police chief Babatunde Kokumo

“The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her,” he said.

“I strangled her when she was sleeping and then slept with her. The doctor told me to do so and keep her corpse for two days.

“He said I should cut my mother’s ear and fingers and bring them to him. I wanted to cut the ears and fingers before the people came in.

“My mother did not offend me. I killed her because of the money.”

My view: What kind of sick desperation could make anyone kill their loved one for money?, it's sad because millions of jobless Nigerians don't receive Income Support from the heartless government of Buhari and the past administration under Goodluck Jonathan. PDP and APC are just the same evil, they have absolutely nothing to offer Nigerians, show me a party that is ready to commit to Unemployment Benefit, none and they are all begging for votes. This woman would be alive today if there's job-seekers allowance for young boys like this teenager, who murdered his own mother for £105 (N50,000), it's so sad. The witch doctor should get the death penalty, the punishment should fit the crime.

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