28-year-old Anambra man kills wife, daughter with shovel


Tony Okafor, Awka

A 28-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Obijiofor, has killed his wife and only child in Ozubulu, in the Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspect allegedly clubbed the victims with a shovel.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the incident happened on Tuesday.

Mohammed said, “On Tuesday, around 7.45pm, police operatives attached to Ozubulu Police Station arrested one Chukwuemeka Obijiofor, aged 28, of Ofufe Nza village in the Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.

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“The suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, Chisom Chukwuemeka, aged 26, and own child, Amanda Chukwuemeka, aged four, both of same address, with a shovel on their heads.

“The suspect equally used the same object and wounded a vigilante who tried to rescue the victims.

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“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to Joint Hospital, Ozubulu, 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 an autopsy.”

Mohammed said the state Commissioner of Police, John Abang, had directed the Ozubulu Divisional Police Officer to transfer the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka.

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