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A youth, Mr. Emma Eregarnoma, has been arrested by the police in Delta State over a failed attempt to use his mother, Mrs Oke Eregarnoma, for alleged money ritual.
Emma was detained at the Orokpe divisional police headquarters in the Okpe Local Government Area over the incident, which occurred on Tuesday in Okuokoko community near Warri.
His mother, while narrating her ordeal to journalists on a hospital bed where she was recuperating, recalled that before the attack, her son boasted that he “must drive GLK this week”.
The woman, who spoke on Tuesday around 8pm, said her son invited her to his house on Caroline Street, Okuokoko, having intimated her that he had a surprise package for her.
On getting there, she said she saw him in an unusual joyous mood, as he increased the volume of his musical gadgets.
Oke alleged that her son suddenly locked the door and made moves to strangle and pluck off her eyes, just as she screamed for help, adding that no one heard her due to the loud music. She said she regained her strength and ran outside for help, while neighbours came to her rescue.
The suspect was consequently apprehended and taken to the police station.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect was in custody.
While saying that investigation was ongoing into the incident, the police spokesman maintained that operatives would want to interview the mother to find out the true situation.
She said she could not confirm if Emma wanted to kill his mother for money ritual.
“Though he is in custody, we want to interview the mother to find out the true situation,” she said in a text message to our correspondent.