There are indications that Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the mom of former two-time Governor of Edo State, Fortunate Nosakhare Igbinedion didn’t die naturally, however was strangled by her housemaid, now on the run.
The 85 year-old Maria Oredola Igbinedion was strangled by her yet-to-be-named home maid, at her residence in Ugbor, GRA, Benin-Metropolis, the State capital.
It was additional learnt that the maid who hailed from Cross River State, ransacked the deceased dwelling for jewelries and cash and later ran away.
Maria Oredola Igbinedion who had remained confined to a wheel chair since her eightieth birthday, managed to outlive the darkish days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
An in depth household supply , informed our correspondent on cellphone that safety forces have been alerted with a view to monitoring the runaway suspect down.
“Any quantity, I repeat, any quantity shall be paid for data resulting in the arrest of this lady. She is a homicide suspect and is needed by the police and Benin folks,” he stated.
The police are but to substantiate whether or not they’re engaged on the homicide concept.
Efforts to hunt affirmation from the State Police Command spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello failed, as his cellphone was switched off.
Maria Oredola Igbinedion was the primary wife of the Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.
She is survived by her husband, former Governor, Fortunate Igbinedion, Brilliant Igbinedion, Charles Igbinedion and Mabel Amadin and lots of grandchildren.
In the meantime, burial association for the Octogenarian has been introduced by the household.
In accordance with the burial programme sighted Friday night time in Benin, service of songs shall be held for the deceased on Thursday, 9 December, 2021.
She shall be interred on Friday, 10 December, 2021, after a funeral service at St. Augustine Catholic Church, by Water Assets Off Ugbor Highway, in Benin.