I killed my mum because she was a witch, says runaway soldier

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An Army Corporal, Charles Thomson who ran away the theatre operation -eastern part the country, has confessed killing own mother.

Corporal Thomson was among the 82 suspects paraded by the Kaduna Command for various criminal acts Kaduna on Thursday.

The 30 year-old suspect, who confessed to the alleged culpable homicide mother, told The Nation, that he stabbed mother to death because she was a witch, adding that, mother use to turn to a serpent at night.

According to him, “I was arrested for culpable homicide, because she died my hands while with her. We were as a result of spiritual dispute; I saw her turning to a serpent severally at night, so, it angered me.

“She was even appearing and disappearing. And when I went into her room, I saw her with a 10 year-old boy running around her. That was what led to the fight,” he said.

Asked about father, the young Thompson said, father abandoned him and only brother with mother about 20 years ago.

“I am presently on sick leave, because am incapacitated, I was , I fell during an attack in . I am a dismissed soldier, I am still serving.”

Thompson also blamed the incident on lack of love between him and mother, saying that his mother use to speak ill of him in the midst of people.

“We had always had problems, there was no love. She didn’t have love for her children. So, I want to advise parents to always give assistance to children and speak well about them in the public,” the suspect said.

Meanwhile, the police said has revealed that, Thompson is on AWOL, that is Absence Without Leave, contrary to his claim that, he is on sick leave the Army.

The Nation