A 30-year-old man, Ayobami Oyeleye, is currently in the custody of the Ogun State Police Command for cutting off his mother’s hands with a machete.
The suspect was also said to have left a deep cut on the woman’s head.
Oyeleye reportedly attacked his 65-year-old mother, Esther, on Tuesday over an unknown argument in Akibo village, the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
PUNCH Metro gathered on Wednesday that a noise emanating from the aged woman’s house in the night forced her neighbours to storm out of their houses to find out what was happening.
On getting to the house, Esther was found lying in a pool of blood, with her left and right hands cut off and a deep stab to her head.
The neighbours were also said to have met Oyeleye standing beside his mother, holding a sharp cutlass.
An eyewitness who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the severity of the incident said Oyeleye also used the cutlass to inflict injuries on the aged woman’s head and legs.
The source stated that the victim had immediately been taken to the hospital for medical attention.
“With a sharp cutlass in his hand, he severed both hands of his mother and caused another deep injury to her head and legs. We have taken the mother to the hospital for treatment,” the source said.
Speaking with PUNCH Metro on Wednesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident to our correspondent, said the suspect had been arrested and an investigation was ongoing.
“The suspect is now in our custody. Our men visited the scene where the cutlass used to carry out the crime was retrieved. Currently, an investigation is ongoing,” the police spokesperson told PUNCH Metro.