Igbinedion’s Family Mourns As Caregiver Allegedly Strangled Their Octogenarian To Death

The Igbinedion family of Edo state, has revealed how the maid, responsible for taking care of the family’s octogenarian, mama Maria Oredola Igbinedion, strangled her to death.


Mama Maria Oredola Igbinedion, an 85 year old octogenarian, and martriach of the family, who has been confined to a wheelchair since her 80th birthday was killed by her maid who has been on the run since the incident.


Family sources said, the Cross River state caregiver, strangled mama in her home, after which she ransacked her house, made away with jewelries, and cash.


Mama Maria Oredola Igbinedion, who hailed from Usen, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, was the first wife of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom.

She was reportedly killed on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at her home in Ugbo, Benin-City; at the age of 85.


She is survived by the former governor of Edo state, Chief Lucky Igbinedion, Bright Igbinedion, Charles Igbinedion and Mabel Amadi, nee Igbinedion, and many grandchildren.

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