Man goes insane, kills his 85-year-old mother and two of his children in Anambra

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A 47-year old man identified as  Emeka Ezimadu has allegedly murdered his 85-year-old mother and two of his children in Nnewi, Anambra State.

He was said to have also inflicted serious injuries on his other three children who are in critical condition receiving treatment at the hospital.

It was gathered that the victims were fast asleep on Thursday night when they were reportedly attacked by the suspect with a machete when he suddenly went berserk.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect had been arrested.

He also said the victim corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, while the suspects other children are in stable conditions receiving treatment.

He said: “On Thursday at about 11:55pm, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Division arrested one Emeka Ezimadu,47, of Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained; attacked and killed two of his biological children namely Ifechukwu Ezimadu,9, Mmeso Ezimadu, two years and his own mother one Agnes Ezimadu, 85, years of same address allegedly with a cutlass while they were sleeping.

“Suspect equally used same offensive weapon and injured his three other children namely Nonso Ezimadu, 12, Chinaemerem Ezimadu,1, and Ngozi Ezimadu 8years old of same address.

“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed victims to the Akwudo hospital for medical attention where the two children and the aged mother were certified dead by a medical doctor while the three other children are receiving treatment.

“Corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy and case transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.”

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