A 57-year-old man identified as Emeka Ezimadu has killed his 85-year-old mother, Mrs Agnes Ezimadu, and two of his biological children, Ifechukwu and Nmeso, aged nine and two years respectively.
Ezimadu also injured three of his other children; Nonso Ezimadu, male, aged 12 years, Chinaemerem Ezimadu, female aged 11 years and Ngozi Ezimadu, female, aged 8 years.
Police Spokesperson in Anambra State, SP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this to journalists said no reason was found for his actions, except that it was suspected that he had mental issues.
A press statement by Haruna stated that, “On the 17/9/2020, at about 11:55 pm, police operatives attached to Nnewi Division arrested one Emeka Ezimadu aged 57 years of Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained, attacked and killed two of his biological children namely Ifechukwu Ezimadu aged 9 years, Mmeso Ezimadu aged 2 years and his own mother, one Agnes Ezimadu aged 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 of the same address.”
Haruna said 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.
“Corpses were deposited at Akwudo hospital morgue for autopsy and the case transferred to the State CID Awka for discreet investigation.”