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A 47-year-old man has reportedly killed his two children and his 85-year-old mother in Anambra State.
The incident happened in Nnewi, in the Nnewi Local Government Area of the state around 11.55pm on Thursday.
He also injured three of his children who were said to be in critical condition in a hospital.
The suspect was said to have attacked the victims in the sleep with a machete.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident on Friday said the suspect had been arrested.
The PPRO 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 the same offensive weapon and injured his three other children namely Nonso Ezimadu, 12, Chinaemerem Ezimadu,1, and Ngozi Ezimadu 8 years old of the 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.’
Mohammed said victims’ corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy and case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.
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