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Man murders son and daughter, maims father in Anambra


A 34-year-old man, identified as Ifeanyi Apusiobi, on Sunday, was alleged to have murdered his daughter and son in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Ifeanyi was also alleged to have severely injured his 72-year old father.

A resident of the area, who pleaded to speak on the condition of anonymity, said it was like Ifeanyi went crazy and began attacking his children and killed them in their sleep.

“I can’t just say what happened to him. Maybe he took something that made him to run amok. I can’t just say. It’s painful,” the resident narrated.

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

The Police PRO narrated that Ifeanyi killed his son and daughter with a pestle in their sleep, and also injured his aged father.

He said the children were aged seven(son) and five years old(old).

Mohammed said, “Around 1am on Sunday, police personnel attached to the Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi, 34, of Azu Ogbunike in the Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“The suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his children namely, Chinecherem Apusiobi (daughter), aged seven, and Obinna Apusiobi (son), aged five, with a wooden pestle on their heads while they were sleeping.

“The suspect equally used the same object to injure his father, one Dominic Apusiobi, 72, in his head.”

Police officers went to the scene of the crime and took all three victims to the hospital, upon arrival at the hospital, the children were pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

“The corpses were deposited in the Isienyi Hospital morgue for autopsy. The exhibit has been recovered and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for discreet investigation,” he added.


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