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Police arrest 28-yr-old man for killing wife, child with shovel in Anambra

ANAMBRA, Nigeria – A 28 years old man identified as Mr. Chukwuemeka Obijofa has killed his wife and only child with a shovel.

No reason was given for his action, but it was gathered that he suddenly attacked the woman and his child with a shovel, killing both of them.

A vigilante operative who tried to rescue the victims but was also injured by the man is said to be responding to treatment.

CSP Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson for Anambra State police command who disclosed this said the incident happened on Tuesday at Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, and that the suspect has been arrested.

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 the same object and wounded a vigilante man who tried to rescue the victims.”

He said 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,” he said.

He said the Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang has directed the DPO to transfer the case to State CID, Awka, for a discreet investigation to unravel the actual cause of the incident.

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