A maid whose name has not been made public, has strangled to dead, Maria Oredola Igbinedion, wife of the Drama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion.
The killed woman is also the mother of Lucky Igbinedion, who served as governor of Edo state for two terms of eight years.
The 85-year old rich woman, from Usen in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, was killed in Thursday, December 2 at her home in Ugbo, Benin-City, by one of the maids employed by the family, to take care of her.
Sources said the maid strangled her in her room, ransacked her home for jewelries and money and disappeared.
Maria had remained confined to a wheel chair since her 80th birthday, due to old age and ill-health.
Avcording to sources, the police are on the trail of the maids who is said to jail from Cross River State.
Maria was married to Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom as his first wife. She is survived by the former governor, Lucky Igbinedion, Bright Igbinedion, Charles Igbinedion and Mabel Amadi nee Igbinedion as well as numerous grandchildren.