A house maid, Dominion Okoro, who murdered her Boss, Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, mother of former Governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion has been sentenced to death by hanging on the orders of a Benin High Court.

In her judgment, trial Judge, Hon. Justice Efe Ikponmwoba, held that the convict violently murdered the deceased with a stool with intent to rob her if the sum of one hundred thousand naira in 1st December 2021.

The Court noted that the convict, after also used cotton wool to stoke the nose of the deceased and thereafter, called a cab man to escape from the house early the next morning.

The Court also observed that the convict confessed to the police that she bought Indian hemp which she uses in preparing meal for her Boss in order to weaken and kill her without a struggle.

Hon. Justice Ikponmwoba, held that the evidence of the Pathologist on the cause of death, evidence of other Prosecution witnesses coupled with the convict’s confessional statement, it was safe for the court to send the convict to the gallows.

On the case of Patience Okoro, elder sister of the convict in the matter, the Court noted that the only evidence linking her with the case was that called her to inform her after committing the act.

She was accordingly discharged and acquitted of the charge of offence of accessory after murder.

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