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Man stabs own mother, sets himself on fire in Imo [Graphic Photos]

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A middle-aged man, Johnbosco Ejiogu of Umudagu Mbieri, in Mbaitoli local government area of Imo State has been arrested for the attempted murder of his mother, Mrs Pauline Ejiogu.

The incident occurred on Friday following the advice from the aged mother to her son, not to sell off all the family properties.

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Infuriated by the words of his mother, Johnbosco locked the two of them inside the house, stabbed the mother, and set the house ablaze.

However, the early intervention from other villagers and commercial motorcyclists quenched the fire, while the occupants were rushed to the hospital.

A neighbour, Ikenna, told our correspondent that Mrs Ejiogu’s offence was her counsel to her son, to turn a new leaf and stop selling off family properties.

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According to him, Johnbosco had been a source of concern to his mother, over his rascality.

Already, the state police command had admitted report of the case which the Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu in a press statement.

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