Teenager Kills Nigerian Mum in US by Accident

By Tapre Timine
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A 12-year-old boy has confessed that he accidentally shot his mother, a Nigerian woman identified as Ayobiyi Cook in the United States.

Cook, a 29-year-old registered nurse, also called ‘Yo-Yo’ by friends, was reportedly found dead in the family’s Forestdale, Alabama home, on the 2400 block of Freemont Avenue after midnight on Aug. 6, 2022.

Initially, her son told police that an intruder had entered their house, shot his mother, and then ran away.

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The child originally fabricated a story that detectives determined was not possible,” Deputy Chief David Agee said.

After investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives were able to determine that the victim’s 12-year-old son unintentionally discharged a firearm striking his mother causing her death.

“After more probing, the boy finally changed his story.

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“The child eventually gave a true account of what happened,” Agee said.

Evidence on the scene supports that the shooting was unintentional and the offense will be addressed through the Family Court system. The family has been cooperative throughout the process and the child will remain with them.”

Meanwhile, the boy’s father who is an officer with the Birmingham Police Department was working at the time of the incident, reports stated.

Cook’s remains would be laid to rest on Aug. 12 at the Faith Memorial Chapel in Bessmer, Alabama, according to reports.

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