Man kills self, wife, son as he sets house ablaze in Anambra
Three persons have been reported dead after a 65 years old hunter, Uchechukwu Nweke allegedly killed his wife, son and shot himself at Amunike community in Awka North council area of Anambra State.
It was gathered Nweke allegedly shot his wife, Patricia Nweke (55), and his son named Obinna Nweke (29) with a single barrel gun and also burnt his house.
He was said to have equally shot himself using the same gun in circumstances yet to be ascertained.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, CSP Haruna Mohammed, said the command received the report from the vigilante chairman, Amunike community on 28/1/2021.
“There was a report from the vigilante chairman Amunike community in Awka North LGA of Anambra State that on the same date at about 3:am, a hunter one Uchechukwu Nweke ‘m’ aged 65 years of same address allegedly shot his wife Patricia Nweke ‘f’ aged 55 years with a single barrel gun and also burnt his house along with his son named Obinna Nweke aged 29 years in a circumstances yet to be ascertained,” Mohammed said in a statement.
“The suspect equally shot himself using the same gun.”
“Police detectives attached to Achalla police station visited the scene and rushed victims to Uche hospital Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival”.
He said corpses of the victims were deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, adding that investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.
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