A 22-year-old Nigerian man allegedly beat his mother to death after she apparently opposed a love affair he was having with his mother’s sister. 

The man's mother warned that the relationship was taboo in Igboland in Abia State, Nigeria’s Vanguard media reported.

Over the weekend the deceased was reported to have met her son and her sister, warning them to desist from the affair. However, the angry son allegedly attacked his mother and beat her to death.

Realising that she was dead, the two lovers fled but the son was apprehended by local youths who handed him over to soldiers stationed within the community who subsequently handed him over to the police.

Police confirmed the young man was in their custody.

- African News Agency (ANA)