A woman has killed her mother-in-law in Ebyia Unuhu in the Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi state. Chioma Ibina, 45, was said to have smashed her 75-year-old mother-in-law’s head with a pestle last Friday while her husband was away.
She had gone to borrow a wheelbarrow from their neighbours that night when she was caught. Maduabuchi Ibina, her husband, said one of his stepmothers had gone to find out who was using a wheelbarrow at that time of the night before they found his wife with blood stains on her clothes. The deceased’s body was found in her room after they forcced the door open.
Ibina, who was in shock, said his mother and his wife did not have any disagreement a before he left for a funeral in the next village the day before.
The suspect has since been arrested and detained at Nkwegu Police Station. She blamed the devil for pushing her to commit the crime. She claimed she had been hypnotised while she slept prompting her to kill her mother-in-law.