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Why I killed, slept with my mother’s corpse

An-18 year old boy, Samuel Akpobome Emobor, has confessed that he killed his mother and slept with her corpse for the purpose of money ritual.

Samuel who hails from Oghara in Delta State committed the act at their rented apartment in Ologbo community in Ikpoba-Okha local government area.

Speaking to newsmen when he was paraded at the Edo State Police Command, Samuel said he was pushed to commit the act by a ritualist who sells drugs in the community.

According to him, “I wanted to use my mother for ritual. I am 18 years old. My father is dead. It was one man called One Love that told me to use my mother for money ritual. He promised to give me N50,000 if I killed my mother and sleep with her. He said I should cut my mother’s ear and fingers and bring them to him.

“I wanted to cut the ears and fingers before the people came in. I slept with my mother only once. I pressed my mother’s neck to kill her while she was sleeping. The One Love sells drugs. He put something inside the drink he gave and he told me to go and kill my mother.

“The day I went to his house with policemen, the man has ran away. I hail from Oghara. I work in a pure water factory.

“I now feel very bad because I was beaten badly by people. I did what the ritualist told me.”

Police Commissioner, Babatunde Kokumo, said the suspect would soon be charged to court.

Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

Most stores in Canada  are struggling to meet the demand for cannabis, two weeks after the Canadian government approved of it for recreational use.

Both physical and digital stores have reportedly not been able to meet the demand in many parts of the country.

“There is not enough legal marijuana to supply all of recreational demand in Canada,” the Guardian quoted Rosalie Wyonch, a policy analyst with the CD Howe Institute.

“The shortages are happening faster than I would have expected, but our research suggested quite strongly that there would be shortages in the first year of legalization.”

The shortage is traced to a mix of regulatory frameworks, retail chain distribution and logistical kinks – including rolling postal strikes across the country.

Most residents are made to get the products through a government-run website, and in the first day of legalisation, the Ontario cannabis store had processed 100,000 orders and had only been able to supply a few.

“The most frustrating part to me is that the government forced a monopoly on both the supply and delivery on cannabis products, then failed to deliver,” Curtis Baller, a university student, told the Guardian.

Over a thousand complaints had been made over the demand and supply since October 17, 2018 when it got legalised.

Wyonch, however, said the government is still licensing producers, and existing producers are expanding facilities.

“It takes a certain amount of time to grow, process and package, ship and get tested,” she said.

She added that it took Colorado three years to meet up with demand when it legalised recreational cannabis, noting that Canada should expect similar experiences.

If the shortage persists, there is fear that this might push many off the legal market, encouraging the black market.

“Now that we can’t supply them, they’re still going to find it,” Trevor Tobin, a retailer said. “There’s no shortage of weed in Labrador City. Just the legal stuff.”

In August, Omoyele Sowore, a presidential candidate in Nigeria, had promised to make the country a major exporter of the product if elected into office.