Hunter commits suicide after killing wife, son


Tony Okafor, Awka

A 65-year-old man, Uchechukwu Nweke, in Amanuke, in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has allegedly killed his wife and son.

PUNCH Metro gathered that after killing his family members, Nweke allegedly set his house ablaze and shot himself dead.

The incident happened around 3am on Thursday.

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Nweke, a hunter, was reported to have visited a herbalist in the area recently, complaining of poor hunting.

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“He told us a native doctor he consulted recently assured him of good prospects in his hunting.

“We didn’t expect this to happen to him and his family. It’s quite unfortunate and painful,” a source stated.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

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He said, “On Thursday, there was a report from the vigilante chairman in Amunike, in the Awka North LGA of Anambra State that on the same date at about 3am, a hunter, Uchechukwu Nweke, 65, of same address, allegedly shot his wife, Patricia Nweke, 55, with a single-barrelled gun and also burnt his house along with his son named Obinna Nweke, 29, in circumstances yet to be ascertained. The suspect equally shot himself using the same gun.”

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