Civil servant kills mother over money in Adamawa

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A 42- year -old farmer, Clement Tumba, of Dilchim community, in the Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, has been arraigned before a Yola High Court for allegedly strangling his mother to death .
Tumba, a father of five, allegedly ended the life of his aged mother , Regina Daniel, with a rope.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident followed a dispute over proceeds from the family land .
Tumba told the court, presided over by Justice Helen Tumba, that he acted under provocation .
He said he was angry when his mother advised him to reconcile with his sister , Rebecca, over the sale of the land .
The accused told the court he met his mother seated in their house around 12am when he returned from a pub and told her to enter her room and sleep .
He said his mother , however , started telling him to reconcile with his sister , adding that he became angry, picked a rope and strangulated her.
Tumba noted that when his neighbour attempted to intervene , he pulled out a knife and threatened to stab him .
He disclosed that the neighbour invited a vigilance group, which apprehended him .
The suspect said his mother died on the spot .

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