A 25-year-old man from Akpaa Mbato village in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State has reportedly killed his 52-year-old mother after allegedly having sexual affairs with his cousin, leading to her getting pregnant.
It is understood that the accused, simply identified as Agaezichi Ogbonna, who is said to be the last son of his late mother, was accused of having sexual affairs with sisters of the same parents at his maternal home.
The development, according to a report published on Tuesday by Southern City News, angered youths in Akpaa Mbato village, who descended on him.
It was also gathered that if not for the timely intervention of the soldiers attached to a nearby checkpoint, the suspect would have been lynched.
In the wake of his sexual activities with his cousins, Ogbonna was said to have impregnated one of them in the process, an act which the villagers said was a taboo in their community and Igbo land in general.
A source said that defiant Ogbonna ignored the warning of the community to continue sleeping with one of the sisters whose name was simply identified as Ugochi, which did not go down well with his sick mother.
The source said, “Ogbonna’s mother who was managing her high blood pressure condition angered by the son’s action and the negative effect his abominable act would bring to the family, decided to raise the alarm after she noticed that her son was sleeping with Ugochi.
“In the heat of an argument with the mother, Ogbonna kicked her on her ribs which aggravated her health condition. She was said to have collapsed and died shortly afterwards when some members of the family who came to her rescue tried to stabilise her.”
A member of the community, who also pleaded anonymity, said that on seeing that the mother had died, Ogbonna tried to run away, but was prevented.
The source said when the news filtered into the community; the youths stormed their compound and took Ogbonna to unknown destination.
It was learnt that after beating Ogbonna to a pulp, the youths were on the verge of setting him ablaze when soldiers, who were alerted, rescued him from the villagers who had already hung tyre on his neck and about to pour fuel on him.