A man has opened up about the killing of his mother by his own father in their home and how the father even went as far as trying to set her body ablaze.
As investigations continues into the alleged murder case of a 50-year-old man, James Kafaru Esougie, who killed his wife, Roselyn Esougi, in her sleep in Lagos State, the deceased’s son, identified only as Richard, has revealed that his father, after slitting his mother’s throat, attempted to set her corpse ablaze.
Esougo, who is reportedly known to be very arrogant and temperamental, on Friday, allegedly slit the throat of his wife, Roselyn at their residence, 8 Araromi Street, Oshodi area of the state.
The Nation reports that Richard found his mother’s body when he went into the room to tell her that his father may be sick.
According to Richard, his father started acting strangely after killing his mother.
Richard said: “My three siblings, our aunt and I slept in the living room, while dad and mum were inside. Around 4am, dad called me from the bathroom. I went to meet him but he did not say anything. I went outside to urinate and when I came back, I checked the bathroom and saw him lying down, vomiting some black substance and excreting on his body."
The accused was said to have ingested a poisonous chemical after allegedly slashing his wife’s throat.
Speaking further, Richard said, “I think he poisoned himself. I told my aunt to wake mum up to attend to him. But she didn’t wake up. I shone a flashlight on her and saw blood on the bed with a wide cut in her neck. I fainted when we discovered she was dead.
“We later asked dad how it happened, he said somebody entered and did it whereas the compound gate is always locked in the night.
“It was mum that took care of us. She was the one sponsoring my elder brother, Collins, who just gained admission into a university in Abia State. I don’t know our fate now.
“The landlord of our former house on Michael Street sent us out because dad always quarrelled with mum. We were also sent away from Banjoko Street for the same reason,” he added.