Housemaid Strangles to Death Mother of Lucky Igbinedion, Former Edo Governor
There are indications that Madam Maria Oredola Igbinedion, the late Mother of former two-time Governor of Edo State, Lucky Nosakhare Igbinedion did not die of natural death.
It was gathered that the Octogenarian who died on Thursday, December 2, at 85 years, was allegedly strangled to death by her yet-to-be-named housemaid, at her residence in Ugbor, GRA, Benin-City, the State capital.
It was further learnt that the maid who hailed from Cross River State, ransacked the deceased home for items of jewellery and money and later ran away.
Maria Igbinedion who had remained confined to a wheelchair since her 80th birthday, unable to move around, managed to survive the dark days of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The late first wife of the Esama of Benin Kingdom, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, is survived by the former Governor, Lucky Igbinedion, Bright Igbinedion, Charles Igbinedion and Mabel Amadin (nee Igbinedion), and numerous grandchildren.