Nigerian man beats mum to death in Texas USA

A 31-year-old Nigerian man, Daniel Basor Kadima,  living in the United States has been charged with murder after his mother was found dead at her Regency Park apartment in Texas USA.

Dr Hauwa Esther Kadima, 61, was found dead on July 28 after officers received a call from her son Daniel Basor Kadima, 31, alerting them of a person believed to be dead at her apartment.

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According to a police warrant, Daniel called 911 about 9 a.m. July 28 and told dispatchers he was calling to report a death, according to the warrant, which was released Monday. When asked when he had last seen the deceased, he responded “yesterday,” police said. Kadima identified himself but did not say the victim’s name or the nature of their relationship.

According to the warrant, when he was asked what had happened, Kadima responded, “My duty is just to call in and let you know.”

Officers say they arrived and found Hauwa Kadima lying on the floor next to a broken wooden chair.

Initial autopsy findings showed she had fractures to her skull, with laceration of the brain because of blunt impact to the head. The police alleged that the 31-year-old suspect had beaten the deceased to death using the chair.

The suspect was arrested following the autopsy report and is been held in the Gregg County Jail with his total bond set at $100,005,500.

In a sworn affidavit filed in the Gregg County District Clerk’s Office, Daniel’s ex-wife recounted past assaults and abuse from him, including four years ago when he allegedly twisted her head backwards and in the process broke one of her teeth and busting her lip.

Daniel’s wife added that he would also take her keys and lock her outside their apartment, adding that he restrained her when she wanted to move out of the house.

“He eventually had a mental breakdown and was arrested multiple times,” the ex-wfe said in the affidavit. “He was committed to a mental health facility.”

Reacting to Hauwa’s death, her friends described her as a devout Christian who was well-educated with degrees from Wheaton College, adding that she had a vision for her Nigeria.

“She had a passion for wanting to start a school back in her hometown. She didn’t go back to fulfill her dream,” Rev. Mary Collier says.


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