- A 14-year-old girl has been paraded by the Edo State Police Command for killing her madam
- According to reports, she killed her by smashing her head with a stone
- The suspect however, blamed the act on unseen voodoo which she claims to possess
Identified as Anna Amos, the secondary school student is currently cooling her heels in police custody after she was arrested for the murder of her madam in Benin, Edo state. The Edo State Police Command paraded the suspect on August 17 for the crime.
According to the 14-year-old who admitted to killing the 71-year-old identified as Helen Adodo, she stated that she carried the act out by by smashing her head with a stone. She however blamed the act on spirits who she claimed asked her to do it.
Giving a detail description of how she killed the woman who she had lived with since March, 2018, as a house-maid, Anna who was in tears the whole time revealed how she was treated fairly by the lady all through her time spent with her.
According to the teenage suspect, in the morning of that fateful day, she boiled water for the deceased to bathe, after which she served her a meal, before she killed her.
“After that, I packed the dirty plates outside to wash them. As I opened the door and stepped on the varanda, something just came into my body as if possessing me. I no longer know what I was doing and I abandoned the plates.
I was supposed to wash. I stood on the stone, and later took it, went inside with it and hit it on her head. I do not know what entered my body. It was a spirit. It told me to go and kill her. She did not offend me.” she narrated.
According to police reports, Anna had reported the murder, stating that unknown persons allegedly sneaked into her residence on Guobadia Street, in Benin, at about 7am, blindfolded the her (Anna), before killing the 71-year-old.
When asked why she lied initially, she said: "The thing that entered into me was controlling me, it told me that if I expose it, it will kill me.”
She later confessed her crime to the son of the deceased, who handed her to the police operatives.
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