A 47-year old man from Okpunoeze Uruagu- Nnewi in Nnewi North LGA has been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for allegedly killing two of his biological children and 85-year-old mother while they were asleep.
The suspect, Emeka Ezimadu, was also said to have wounded three other children who are presently in very critical conditions at the hospital.
It was gathered that the suspect ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and committed the dastardly act with a cutlass.
According to a statement on Friday by the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, Haruna Mohammed, the deceased include the 85-year-old mother of the suspect, Agnes Ezimadu, his 9-year old son, Ifechukwu Ezimadu and his 2-year-old daughter, Mmeso Ezimadu.
“Among those the suspect injured using the same offensive weapon are 12-year-old Nonso Ezimadu, 11-year-old Chinaecherem Ezimadu and Ngozi Ezimadu aged 8,” the statement said.
The PPRO said the suspect was arrested at about 11:55pm on Thursday, same day he committed the crime.
“Police detectives attached to Nnewi Division had visited the scene and rushed the victims to a nearby Akwudo hospital for medical attention, where the two children and their aged grandmother were certified dead by a medical doctor.
“The rest who are in critical conditions, are receiving treatment,” Mohammed revealed.
He further said the corpses of the deceased persons have been deposited at the morgue at the hospital for autopsy while the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for discreet investigation.