The Edo state police command has arrested and paraded a 14-year-old girl, who allegedly killed her septugenarian madam in Benin, Edo State. The teenager reportedly smashed her head with a stone.
Police arrested Anna Amos, a secondary school student on Tuesday, for murdering 71-year-old Hellen Adodo, whom she had lived with since March, 2018, as a house-maid.
The teenager who was in tearsgave details on how she murdered her boss.
Anna said the day she ended her boss’s life she had made her bath water, served her food before she killed her.
“After that?, I packed the dirty plates outside to wash them. As I opened the door and stepped on the varanda, something just came into my body as if possessing me. I no longer know what I was doing and I abandoned the plates? I was supposed to wash. I stood on the stone, and later took it, went inside with it and hit it on her head,” she narrated.
“I do not know what entered my body. It was a spirit. It told me to go and kill her. She did not offend me.” she added.
Initial report said the deceased was murdered by unknown persons who snuck into her residence on Guobadia Street, in Benin, at about 7am. The assailants suposedly blindfolded the teenage suspect before killing the septuagenarian.
“The thing that entered into me was controlling me, it told me that if I expose it, it will kill me.”
She later confessed her crime to the son of the deceased, who handed her to the police operatives.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor,speaking on the case said;
“At about 8:30 am, the Divisional Police Officer of New Etete Police Station received a distress call that the woman in question was murdered. The DPO went there and found her lifeless body in her house in a pool of blood from the head region and a stone close to the body. The (distress) caller said that two men came into the residence, murdered the woman and went away. The DPO went there with operatives only to find the body on the ground in a pool of blood from the head region.
Then on investigation, it was revealed today that a girl who was staying with her, named Anna Amos, who came from the North with the help of the daughter of the late woman, was the one that killed the woman.
“Confession was made by this Anna Amos that she actually killed the woman. Anna Amos is 14 years old and by law, she is still a minor. But we will do all we can to see what we can do. We will not rely on the confession of that girl because she might not be the one responsible for the killing of that woman. According to investigation, the woman has been going through a lot of challenges with her health and before her death, she was down with a stroke. Perhaps somebody else did and asked this little girl to own up as the culprit. So, investigation in ongoing. We will try our best to unravel the situation and the report will be made public,” Nwabuzor said.