A 34-year–old man has run amok, killing his two biological children with wooden pestle and injuring his father in Azu-Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government area of Anambra State.
The suspect, one Ifeanyi Apusiobi, allegedly attacked two of his biological children namely; Chinecherem Apusiobi and Obinna Apusiobi, with a wooden pestle while they were asleep
He then descended on his 72-year-old father, Dominic Apusiobo, with the same object and seriously injured him.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect has been arrested.
According to him, “On the 21/06/2020, at about 1:am, police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi ‘m’ aged 34 years of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his biological children namely: Chinecherem Apusiobi ‘f’ aged 7 years and Obinna Apusiobi ‘m’ aged 5 years with a wooden pestle on their heads while they were sleeping.
“Suspect equally used same object and injured his father, one Dominic Apusiobi aged 72 years.”
Meanwhile, police detectives visited the scene and conveyed victims to the hospital for medical attention.
But the two children were certified dead by a medical doctor while the aged father is responding to treatment.
The corpses have been deposited at Isienyi hospital morgue for autopsy.
He said the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for discreet investigation.