Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the mother to two-term former governor of Edo State, Lucky Igbinedion, has reportedly been killed by one of her maids.
THEWILL reported that the 85-year-old woman from Usen, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, was strangled to death at her home in Ugbo, Benin City, on Thursday, December 2.
The maid, according to the medium, strangled the octogenarian, ransacked her home for jewelries and money before disappearing into thin air.The woman had been confined to a wheelchair since her 80th birthday.
Efforts are being made by security agencies to track and apprehend the maid who is said to be from Cross River State.
Maria was the first wife of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom.
She was survived by four children including the former governor, Bright, Patience and Philomena as well as grandchildren.