Man Runs Amok, Kills Wife, Child in Anambra


By David-Chyddy Eleke

A 28-year-old man identified as Mr. Chukwuemeka Obijofa last Tuesday allegedly killed his wife and only child with a shovel.

Meanwhile, no reason has been given for his action, but it was gathered that he suddenly attacked the woman and his child with a shovel, killing both of them.

A local vigilance operative, whose name was not given, who tried to rescue the victims was also injured by the man, and said to be responding to treatment in the hospital.

The spokesperson for Anambra State Police Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this, said the incident happened last Tuesday at Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of the state, and that the suspect has been arrested.

According to him, “On January 26, 2021, at about 7:45p.m., police operatives attached to Ozubulu Police Station arrested one Chukwuemeka Obijofa, 28, of Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo LGA of the state.

“The suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained, and attacked his wife, Mrs. Chisom Chukwuemeka, 26, and own child, Amanda Chukwuemeka, 4, both of same address, with a shovel.

“The suspect equally used same object and wounded a vigilante agent who tried to rescue the victims.”

Mohammed said police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to the joint hospital, Ozubulu, for medical attention where the two victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.

“The wounded vigilante is responding to treatment, while the corpses of the victims were deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy,” he said.

The police spokesman said the state Commissioner of Police, John B. Abang, has directed the DPO of the station to transfer the case to the state CID in Awka for discreet investigation to unravel
the actual cause of the