A 47-year-old man in Anambra State, Nigeria has allegedly murdered two of his children, and his 85-year-old mother.
The man identified as Emeka Ezimadu was said to have murdered his nine-year-old Ifechukwu Ezimadu, two-year-old Ezimadu, and his 85-year-old mother, Agnes Ezimadu, with a cutlass while they were sleeping.
Ezimadu also inflicted injuries on his three other children at Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, September 17.
The Anambra State Police Command spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this to journalists, said the suspect allegedly went beserk, attacked, and killed his biological children and mother.
Haruna said the suspect also used the cutlass to injure three other children: 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.
The spokesperson added that the corpses have been deposited at Akwudo Hospital Morgue for autopsy and that the case has been transferred to State CID, Awka for discreet investigation.