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28-year-old man kills wife, child with shovel in Anambra

A 28-year-old man identified as Chukwuemeka Obijofa has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife and four-year-old child with a shovel in Anambra state.

According to reports, the incident happened at Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect reportedly attacked the wife, Chisom and his child, Amanda on their heads with a shovel.

The suspect also wounded a vigilante man who attempted to rescue the victims with the same object.

Confirming the incident, Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the suspect has been arrested while the corpses have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue after being certified dead by the doctor.

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

“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.”

Mohammed added the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has directed the DPO to transfer the case to State CID, Awka, for discreet investigation to unravel the actual cause of the incident.