It was learnt that Omolayo Ojeifo, 25, and her younger brother, Taiye, 20, in Lampese, Akoko-Edo Local Government, allegedly lured their mother, Itowo Ojeifo, to a farm road, where they allegedly killed her with a machete.
The elder sibling, according to reports, had been having issues with her mother, who she accused of being behind her financial stagnation.
She was said to have however apologised to her mother few days to her murder, saying she was misled into believing that her mother was responsible for her misfortune.
On the reported day the mother was killed, the suspect was said to have appealed to her to accompany her somewhere.
The victim reportedly relented after much persuasion, abandoning the cassava she was said to have been peeling, to accompany her daughter.
Itowo was said to have been led through a bush path and midway, the younger sibling brought out a machete, with which she was hacked to death.
An eyewitness was said to have rushed down to the community to report what he saw.
Confirming the incident on Sunday, Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Eguavoen, said the incident happened on July 3.
The PPRO said it was the former husband of the victim, Sunday Itowo, that made a formal report to the police on the incident.
Eguavoen said the suspects ran to Uzebba in Owan West LGA, but that covert police intelligence work led to their arrest.
He said the case will soon be transferred to the state command for further investigation.
Credit: PUNCH, Nigeria