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65-yr-old hunter sets his house on fire, shots wife, son, himself in Anambra community

ANAMBRA, Nigeria – A 65-year-old hunter identified as Uchechukwu Nweke from Amanuke community of Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State has allegedly killed his wife and son, while also setting their house ablaze.

OgeneAfrican learnt that the hunter also killed himself afterwards, just as the reason for his actions was yet to be ascertained.

The spokesperson of the Anambra State police command, CSP Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this, said the incident occurred around 3 am on Thursday in the community.

Mohammed said, “On 28/1/2021 there was a report from the vigilante chairman of Amanuke community in Awka North LGA of Anambra State that on the same date at about 3:am, a hunter, one Uchechukwu Nweke ‘m’ aged 65 years of same address allegedly shot his wife, Patricia Nweke ‘f’ aged 55 years with a single barrel gun.

“He also burnt his house along with his son, named Obinna Nweke, aged 29 years in a circumstance yet to be ascertained. The suspect equally shot himself using the same gun.

“Meanwhile, police detectives attached to Achalla police station visited the scene and rushed the victims to Uche hospital, Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.”

Mohammed said the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, while the command has commenced investigation.

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