A Nigerian resident in the US, Daniel Kadima, has allegedly beaten his 61-year-old mother, Hauwa Esther Kadima, to death at her home in Longview, Texas.
The deceased was an accomplished professor of languages and a published author. Daniel, 31, is her last child.
Police arrived her home on July 28 and found her beaten to death – a bloody chair was lying next to her body and cops believe it was the murder weapon. She had fractures to her skull with laceration of the brain because of blunt impact to the head, according to autopsy findings.
Daniel, who had called police to report a person lying dead in the apartment, was arrested the next day.
Daniel’s ex-wife later told police about the years she suffered abuse in his hands and also detailed his history of mental illness.
Mrs. Kadima was a long-time professor of languages and mass communications at the University of Jos, Nigeria, where for many years she also served as a Head of Department. She was born in 1953 in the village of Bakin Kogi in the southern part of the State of Kaduna.