A 28 years old man Chukwuemeka Obijofa, has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife and four-year- old child in Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The suspect attacked his wife, one Chisom Chukwuemeka, ‘f’, aged 26 years, and own child, named Amanda Chukwuemeka, ‘m’, aged 4 years, with a shovel on their heads.
It was gathered that the suspect equally used same object and wounded a vigilante man who tried to rescue the victims.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the suspect has been arrested while the corpses have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue after being certified dead by the doctor, while the wounded vigilante is responding to treatment.
He said, “On the 26/1/2021 at about 7:45pm, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Police Station, arrested one Chukwuemeka Obijofa, ‘m’, aged 28 years, of Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, one Chisom Chukwuemeka, ‘f’, aged 26 years, and own child, named Amanda Chukwuemeka, ‘m’, aged 4 years, both of same address, with a shovel on their heads.
“Suspect equally used same object and wounded a vigilante man who tried to rescue the victims. Meanwhile, police detectives visited the scene and rushed victims to the joint hospital, Ozubulu, for medical attention where the two victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.
“The wounded vigilante is responding to treatment, while the corpses of the victims were deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.”
CSP Mohammed also said that the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, has directed the DPO to transfer the case to State CID, Awka, for discreet investigation to unravel the actual cause of the incident.