The housemaid who killed ex-governor, Lucky Igbinedion’s mother, has been sentenced to death by hanging



Dominion Okoro, the housemaid of the late Madam Maria Igbinedion, mother of ex-governor of Edo state, Lucky Igbinedion, was senteced to death by hanging by Justice Efe Ikponmwonba of the Criminal Court 1 in Benin City, Edo state, for killing the 85-year-old woman at her residence in GRA Benin City on December 2, 2021, before fleeing with her jewelry.

Dominion Okoro, who had worked as the deceased’s housemaid for years, killed her because she wanted to take her money and personal belongings. She claimed her late boss never offended her when she was arrested.

”I killed Mama (Madam Maria Igbinedion) to carry her money. She did not offend me. While she was sleeping on her bed, around 12:01 a.m. on December 2, 2021, I used a stool to hit her on the head and she was shouting for help, but only the gateman was around and he did not hear the shout. Mama later died.

I waited till 4 a.m. on December 2, 2021, before leaving the house with Mama’s N100,000, wristwatch, and jewellery. I escaped to Cross River State, but I was later arrested by the police.”

Dominion and her sister were arrested after her confessional statement. Patience Okoro, was charged in court.

On Monday, June 20, Justice Efe Ikponwonba handed down her decision in the case, finding Dominion guilty of all three charges brought against her. Dominion was condemned to death by hanging for murder and robbery with violence, while count two, for putting hazardous drugs to the Madam Igbinedion, received a life sntence.

The convict’s sister was acquitted after being charged with accessory after the fact for murder in count four.

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