A Nigerian in the United States has been arrested and charged with murder after his mother, Dr Hauwa Esther Kadima, 61, was found dead at her Regency Park apartment in Texas USA. Police arrived on the scene after officers received a call from her son Daniel Basor Kadima, 31, alerting them of a person believed to be dead at her apartment.
According to reports, “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 officers they believed Hauwa Kadima was beaten to death with a broken chair they found next to where she was lying on the floor. Initial autopsy reports show that she had fractures to her skull, laceration of the brain caused by blunt impact to the head. Daniel had beaten her to death with the chair. Kadima is being held in the Gregg County Jail his bond is set at $100,005,500.
Daniel’s ex-wife has also come out to recount past assaults and abuse from him, including four years ago when he allegedly head-b*tted her, breaking one of her teeth and busting her lip. She said he also would take her keys and lock her outside their apartment, but also restrain her when she wanted to leave their home. He also had video cameras installed in their marital home, video recording their daughter.
“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.” Mrs Hauwa’s friends described her as a devout Christian, and well-educated with degrees from Wheaton College. They say she had a vision for her native 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.