Crime

Man runs amok, kills his two children, mother, in Nnewi

· Three other children injured in the attack in critical conditions at the hospital

From EZE NWABUEZE, Onisha

The police in Nnewi, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, have arrested one Emeka Ezimadu, 47, of Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State, for the alleged murder of his two children and mother, while they were sleeping.

AbeyaNews reports that the suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained and, in that state, attacked and killed two of his children, including nine-year old boy, Ifechukwu Ezimadu, his two-year old daughter, Mmeso Ezimadu and his own mother, one Agnes Ezimadu, 85, of same address allegedly with a cutlass while they were sleeping.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Muhammed (SP), the suspect allegedly used same offensive weapon and injured his three other children, Nonso Ezimadu, 12, Chinaemerem Ezimadu, 11, and Ngozi Ezimadu, 8, of same address.

AbeyaNews learnt it was police detectives who visited the scene and rushed victims to the Akwudo hospital for medical attention where the two children and the aged mother were certified dead by a medical doctor while the three other children were admitted and currently receiving treatment.

“The corpses have been deposited at Akwudo hospital morgue for autopsy and case transferred to State CID Awka for discreet investigation, ” Muhammed said.

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