Runaway Soldier Kills Mother For Being A ‘Witch’


Nigerian Soldier Kills Mother For Being A ‘Witch’Kaduna state police command has arrested a runway Army Corporal, Charles Thomson, for allegedly killing his mother, Modupe Thompson.

The suspect stabbed his mother multiple times till her death at their resident in Sabon G.R.A in the state on Tuesday, December 29.

Thompson, who has been known for always beating up his mother at the slightest opportunity, went into hiding after the crime.

He was later arrested and paraded on Thursday, December 31 by police.

Speaking to newsmen, Thompson confessed to killing his mother because she was a “witch”, saying;

I was arrested for culpable homicide, because my mother died in my hands while fighting with her. We were fighting as a result of spiritual dispute; I saw her turning to a serpent severally at night, so, it angered me.

She was even appearing and disappearing. And when I went into her room, I saw her with a 10 year-old boy running around her. That was what led to the fight.

He added;

I am presently on sick leave, because am incapacitated, I was injured, I fell during an attack in Maiduguri. I am not a dismissed soldier, I am still serving.

He claimed he was on sick leave but investigations showed he absconded from duty.

Thompson, who said his father abandoned his mum and siblings for over 20 years, alleged that his mother never had love for him.

He expressed;

We had always had problems, there was no love. She didn’t have love for her children. So, I want to advise parents to always give assistance to their children and speak well about them in the public.

Police say he will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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