Investigations by the Imo State police command reveal that it was an altercation between Ejiogu and his mother Pauline, that led to the ugly incident.
The State Police Public Relations, PPRO, Orlando Ikeokwu, in Owerri, said that both of them were rescued from the fire with the help of the residents around the scene of the incident.
Both of them have been taken to the hospital.
The police added;
On the 24/4/2020, at about 1020 hrs, operatives of Mbieri Divisional hqtrs, while reacting to a distress call arrested the above-named suspect and rescued the above victim.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the said Johnbosco Ejiogu stabbed his mother Pauline Ejiogu as a result of an altercation.
He went further to lock the door behind himself and the victim, and then set the house ablaze, but they were rescued alive sequel to the swift reaction of the officers and men of the Division and the members of the neighbourhood.
However, Both of them have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while investigation has commenced
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