100-year-old mother allegedly killed by son over palm oil proceeds

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A resident of Kajola Village near Apomu in Osun State, Lukman Adejoju, has been arrested for allegedly killing his mother, Aminat, who was around 100 years old, following a dispute over proceeds from the sale of palm oil.

Local sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, reported that the incident occurred around 4:00 pm on Saturday as Adejoju and his mother were on their way to the farm.

According to one villager, Adejoju and his mother had hired a laborer to sell kegs of palm oil for them. When the laborer wanted to remit the proceeds, Aminat insisted that the money should be given to her directly, causing a conflict with her son.

Witnesses stated that the disagreement escalated, leading Adejoju to allegedly attack and kill his mother. The incident shocked the village and prompted the arrival of security personnel, including police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, to calm the situation.

Kehinde Adeleke, the spokesperson for the Osun State Command of the NSCDC, confirmed that the suspect was arrested and taken to a police station in Apomu, adding that normalcy had returned to the village.

Osun State Police Public Relations Officer Yemisi Opalola said Adejoju has been transferred to the police headquarters in Osogbo for further investigation and is assisting the authorities with their inquiries. Adejoju reportedly claimed he could not explain what provoked him to push his mother, resulting in her death.

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