It was learnt that the deceased, Yaya, was scolding her son, Usman, for stealing when he killed her. The lad, who came home with a pair of sunglasses, which he allegedly got from their neighbours, pounced on his mother for daring to ask him where he got it from.
According to eyewitness reports, when Yaya saw her child with the item that did not belong to him, she threatened to kill him with a knife should he continue to bring home strange objects which he does not own.
Unfortunately, Usman did not take his mother's threats lightly as he grabbed the knife from her hand and stabbed her.
Usman's younger sister, Nafisa, who was at the scene of the incident said that her brother first stabbed their mother in the hand, then her stomach and later stuck the knife in her eye.
In his response to enquiries on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, Mr. Baba Mohammed, said that after the ugly incident, Yaya reported to the police, alleging that their mother had been murdered by his brother.