- The Supreme Court in Edo State has finally found Dominion Okoro, a 25-year-old maid, guilty of killing Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion
- Efe Ikponmwoba, the presiding judge, on Tuesday June 21 sentenced the young lady to death by hanging for manslaughter of former Edo state governor Chief Lucky Igbinedion.
Benin City, Edo State – Miss Dominion Okoro, a 25-year-old maid, was sentenced to death by hanging for being Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, who had killed the mother of former Edo State Governor Chief Lucky Igbinedion.
Nigerian Tribune reported that Judge Efe Ikponmwoba of the Edo State Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan June 21, the verdict was rendered.
The maid was reportedly murder found guilty Madam Igbinedion, 85, with a stool intending to rob her over the sum of N100,000 on December 1, 2021 at her place of residence in Ugbor, Benin City.
Judge Ikponmwoba decided that after the killing the convict used cotton to cover the nose of the deceased and then called a taxi to flee the house the next morning after the brutal killing.
The convict confessed to the police that she had bought Indian hemp, which she used in preparing a meal for the deceased in order to weaken her and kill her without a fight convict, it was safe for the court to send the convict to the gallows.
The convict’s elder sister escapes the death sentence
The However, convict Patience Okoro escaped the death penalty.
Co Urt believed that the only evidence linking her to the case was that the younger sister called to inform her that after committing the crime, BBC Pidgin also reported.
Dominion Okoro’s sister speaks
She said she told police when she was arrested in Cross River helped, adding that everyone they arrested while searching for her was released, but the police refused to release them.
“My sister won’t talk because the police threatened to kill her if she mentioned her accomplices to journalists.”