A 20-year-old man, identified as Daniel Bamidele, was arrested on January 25 after allegedly stabbing his parents in Ibadan, Oyo State.
According to reports, Daniel’s mother, Titilayo, managed to escape from their home with serious injuries, seeking help from neighbors.
It is said that Daniel attacked both his parents with a machete. Bystanders rushed to the scene and managed to disarm Daniel, holding him down until the authorities arrived.
During questioning, Daniel confessed to being involved in cybercrime, commonly known as yahoo business, and claimed that his parents were aware of his illegal activities.
He also mentioned that he had used the proceeds from cybercrime to build a three-bedroom bungalow.
Daniel further stated that he had promised to open a store for his mother and stock it with goods once he achieved a breakthrough in his criminal endeavors.
However, he accused his mother and elder brother of conspiring to defraud him of ₦2.5 million, despite his promise to help his mother establish a business.
He said, “I purposely lured my mother from a church programme she was attending, and as soon as we arrived home, I attacked her with a knife and was already inflicting cuts on her body when my father tried to save her from me.
“I attacked my father too because if I had not stabbed both of them, they would have succeeded in killing me.”
Daniel also said that he attacked his mother and father with a knife for giving him a fake name which rendered the magic black soap he got from a white garment church priest useless. He further revealed that he made his elder brother his next of kin in his bank documentation but the same elder brother allegedly had been trying to play smart with his money.
Daniel said, “I am a 200-level student of LAUTECH and I have built a three-bedroom bungalow from the money I made from doing yahoo business. I am angry with my parents, particularly my mother, for giving me a fake name instead of her real name.
“There is a particular black magic soap that I have been using lately. The soap was given to me by the priest of a white garment church named Mathew.
“I was the one who bought a generator for Pastor Mathew’s church around Ona Grammar School in Ogbomosho.
“The soap was meant to bring me good fortune, but there was the need for me to call my mother’s name into it before it could work.
“My mother told me that her name is Titilayo. But when I called the name into the soap, it did not work. Hence, I got angry and decided to stab her.”