By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
A 47-year-old man, Emeka Ezimadu, has allegedly killed his 85-year-old mother, Agnes Ezimadu and two of his own children in Nnewi, Anambra State after he ran amok
It was gathered that the deceased were killed with a cutlass while they were sleeping.
The suspect, a native of Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State was said to have run amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained.
Infirmation has it that the suspect also used same weapon and injured his three other children namely Nonso Ezimadu (12), Chinaemerem Ezimadu (1) and Ngozi Ezimadu (8)
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed said: “On Thursday at about 11:55pm, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Division arrested one Emeka Ezimadu, 47, of Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained; attacked and killed two of his biological children namely Ifechukwu Ezimadu,9, Mmeso Ezimadu, two years and his own mother one Agnes Ezimadu, 85, years of same address allegedly with a cutlass while they were sleeping.
“Suspect equally used same offensive weapon and injured his three other children namely Nonso Ezimadu, 12, Chinaemerem Ezimadu,1, and Ngozi Ezimadu 8years old of same address.
“Police detectives 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 are receiving treatment.
While saying that the corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, he said the case has been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.
Mohammed added that the suspect has been arrested.