Doctor stabs mother to death in Ogun – Police

Emmanuel Ogah, the doctor who stabbed his mother to death
Emmanuel Ogah, the doctor who stabbed his mother to death

A medical doctor, Emmanuel Ogah, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his mother to death.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who on Saturday confirmed the incident and arrest to PREMIUM TIMES, said the suspect claimed that he killed his mother because she was fond of scolding him publicly.

Mr. Oyeyemi said the suspect committed the offence at 16 Ololade Street, Lafenwa, Itele Ota town of the State. He said the man was arrested after the accused person’s elder brother complained to the police.

“The Ogun State Police Command has on the 9th Of March arrested one Dr. Emmanuel Ogah for stabbing his biological mother to death. His was arrested following a complaints from one Cletus Ogah who reported at Itele Ota Divisional headquarters that his younger brother has stabbed his mother one Janet Ogah to death,” Mr. Oyeyemi said.

Mr. Oyeyemi said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect who had just completed his NYSC program, came back home three days earlier and had being having quarrel with his mother.

“In his statement, the suspect claimed that his mother was in the habit of insulting and disgracing him in the presence of her apprentices and that he was frustrated into taking the life of his mother,” the police spokesman said.

The body of the 62-year-old deceased was deposited at the General Hospital Morgue for autopsy, police said.


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  • Malik Isah

    Poor boy and poor mother. This is Satan’s handiwork

    • Frank Bassey

      It’s JUJU!

      • absam777

        No it is Afro beat!

        • rayray

          No it’s Afro JuJu

    • Tahir Bunu-hamza

      …Satan my foot!!!

      • Isah SM Abarshi

        Am sure he shd b a bastard; truly a child gotten out of wedlock. He shd b hanged or rather a slow and painful way of taking his life shd b devised for him to feel the pang of death steadily to his last breath.

        • Amina Omowumi

          He is not a bastard. He was my Senior in Secondary School. A very extremely brilliant and intelligent Chap. We trekked home together from school. He was very religious and God fearing. His WAEC results was the best in Sokoto state in 1998. He scored an abnormally high JAMB score. He got automatic admission to ABU.
          Something must have gone wrong. He must have developed mental health illness due to his extreme intelligence.
          This is saddening.

        • Amina Omowumi

          He is not a bad person. He must have been sick.

      • Keen Observer

        Tahir Bunu-Hamza; u’ll not understand if @malikisah:disqus says ”This is Satan’s handiwork. Until somebody explains to you, better face to face using his personal experience to illustrate his explanations. Do you think d young man really wanted to kill his own mother? Without a spell cast upon him from wherever only God knows? What of people that hangs themselves when treated by their mothers like this? Do they really men to waste their own lives just like dt?
        God ALMIGHY’ll help us all to overcome temptations that will give us no 2nd-chance to restitute..IJMN.

        • Tahir Bunu-hamza

          ….and we seek refuge in Allah from the outcast Satan…as well as from the randy negative effects of natural psychology when it goes out of its natural journey!!!

        • Otile

          This is why I hate al-Taquiyya, the man committed matricide and you are here defending him and accusing Satan. Go and sue Satan.

    • Otile

      It is not Satan but Beelzebub. Ask @Haba Mallam.

  • Tahir Bunu-hamza

    ……….after the poor mother had labored to educate him!!!

  • Iskacountryman

    nothing the yariba man does shocks me…

    • Julius

      that’s a Yoruba man to you ?…

      • Ishop

        To your empty head , ogah is a Yoruba man….lol.

        • Julius

          Moron, you made up another name to respond to my comment …ain’t know you are scare of mi oo..coward.

    • Tunsj

      Nothing a LOON like you do shocks me…

      • Iskacountryman

        why should matricide shock you?

  • Baba Issa

    Mental illness, paranoid psychosis

  • Abdullah Musa

    Nigerian doctors, how safe are we?
    A medical doctor turned his woman neighbor into punch bag for obstructing his car.
    An undergraduate studying medicine killed his father.
    Now this one looking like an armed robber killed his mother!
    Better submit then to juju man, he will not use surgery to remove and sell your kidneys.

  • Julius

    Mental illness need to be taken seriously in this country.

  • Braithwaite Umenta

    More reason why we should monitor the people around us in regards to hot temper issues, once you know that your friend or relative is highly hot tempered, you either avoid them or hand the case over to police, had it been these signs were noticed earlier, and reported, the police can ban the boy from that home even if it is his biological home or better still tell the mom to avoid him , no matter his provokative attitude, ignore him, now it is too little, too late…… RIP madam.