1.01.2021

I killed my mother because she was a witch - Nigerian runaway soldier confesses

"I killed my mother because she was a witch - Nigerian runaway soldier confesses"

On Tuesday, December 29, The Kaduna state police command has arrested a Nigerian Runway Soldier (Charles Thompson) who murdered his mother (Modupe Thompson) as he stabbed her to death after accusing her of being a witch.

It was stated that Charles always beats his mother.

Speaking to newsmen, Charles Thompson confessed that he killed his mother because she is a witch;

“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 said

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

“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 said

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

“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''.

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

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