Anambra state police command has arrested and detained Ekene Ucheagwu for killing and roasting his mother in Ndikpa Awuka, a community in Orumba South local government area of the state.
Ucheagwu, 29, killed his 65-year old mother Agnes Ucheagwu in May, accusing her of being a witchcraft and enemy of progress.
Anambra Police spokesperson, Uche Ezeh, (DSP), told reporters at the office of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Awkuzu that the suspect would face the full wrath of the law.
He noted that the suspect committed the crime after he was released at Umuchukwu police station for beating the woman mercilessly.
In his confession on Tuesday, Ucheagwu admitted that he killed his mother, alleging that the woman prevented the progress of her children and indeed that of the family.
According to him, his elder brother, 45, is unmarried because of their “mother’s witchcraft and curses on the children.”
“My mother was evil, I killed her because of her wickedness. This incident happened in May. She prevented good things coming to her children.
“She was a witch, she put curses on us not to progress. Others were blindfolded because of our mother’s witchcraft. Because I was the only that knew her plans, she was always attacking me.
“I killed her because she planned to kill me because I called her ‘Queen of the coast’ (her spiritual name). But I had to act fast and kill her first.
“My mother was a witchcraft living in the sky, I killed her and burnt her body in the bush called Ogbukwu with fuel and firewood.”