An 18-year-old teenager identified as Tope Momoh has strangled his mother to death for calling him a bastard.
Tope admitted to killing his 52-year-old mother, Stella, two weeks after she was buried.
He was said to have committed the offence at midnight on September 6, 2022, at Ikakumi Akoko.
Tope, who was arraigned before an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on one count of murder, pleaded for mercy.
The prosecutor, Nelson Akintimehin, informed the court that the cause of the mother’s death was unknown until her son confessed to being the killer.
“Momoh in his confession said he was forced to tell his relatives that he strangled his mother to death when she woke him up at midnight, raining curses on him and calling him a bastard repeatedly.”
Akintimehin said the offence contravenes Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Vol. II Law of Ondo State, 2006.
Asked to speak, Tope said: “I did not have rest of mind since my mother was buried. So, I was forced to confess that I strangled her to death. I want the court to show me mercy.”
Tope’s plea was not taken as the presiding Magistrate, Musa Al-Yunnus, ordered his remand at the Olokuta Correctional Centre.
Al-Yunnus adjourned the case till October 20, 2022.