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Woman roasts policewoman, children alive in Anambra

A woman, Nnaemaka Nwosu, on Sunday, allegedly set a policewoman and her two children ablaze in Anambra State.

The incident occurred at Nnokwa community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The suspect, who is a divorcee, had been homeless and in dire need of accommodation, before she was taken in by the policewoman who offered her accommodation in her apartment.

A source in the area who pleaded anonymity, said trouble started when the suspect had an altercation with the policewoman, resulting in a fight during which she allegedly beat the policewoman with a pestle till she fell and became unconscious.

The suspect was said to have then bound the policewoman and her children together with a rope inside their room and set them ablaze.

The policewoman and her children were said to have all got burnt.

While the suspect was trying to escape from the area, she was arrested by operatives of the local vigilante and some of the villagers who were attracted by the fire incident.

The suspect was said to have at first claimed that a gas cylinder exploded when the woman and her children were boiling hot water. She, however, later confessed to the crime, giving a graphic account of how she carried out the heinous act.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, confirmed the incident.

Ikenga said that the suspect had been arrested and her case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Awka for further investigations.

The PPRO disclosed that the corpses of the policewoman and her children have been deposited at the mortuary.

He said, “Preliminary information revealed that the policewoman accommodated the suspect while she was searching for a house. The two women had a disagreement which resulted in a fight before the suspect hit the woman police on her head with a pestle.

“While she became unconscious, she tied her with her two kids and set them ablaze. The bodies of the victims have been recovered and deposited in the morgue. Further development shall be communicated.”

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