Officials of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested a 47-year-old man named Emeka Ezimadu for allegedly butchering his 85-year-old mother, two of his children and also inflicting serious injuries on his three other children.
The incident happened at Okpuneze Uruagu, Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, September 17.
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, disclosed to newsmen, that the suspect allegedly went crazy then her attacked and killed his two children, berserk, 9-year-old Ifechukwu Ezimadu, 2-year-old Ezimadu, and his 85-year-old mother, Agnes Ezimadu, by hacking them cutlass while they were asleep.
It was also disclosed that the suspect went on to use the cutlass to injure his three other children, identified as Nonso Ezimadu 12, Chinaemerem Ezimadu 11, and Ngozi Ezimadu 8.
“Meanwhile, 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” he said
Haruna added that the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Akwudo hospital morgue for autopsy.
The SP also disclosed that the matter has been transferred to State CID Awka for investigation.