Man Arrested For Killing His Children With Wooden Pestle

A 34-year-old man, Ifeanyi Apusiobi, in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday reportedly killed his daughter and son, injuring his 72-year-old father.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

A resident of the area said the man suddenly went berserk at 1a.m. yesterday and attacked and killed his children in their sleep.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“I can’t just say what happened to him. Maybe he took something that made him run amok. I can’t just say. It’s painful,” an eyewitness said.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said the man killed the children, Chinecherem and Obinna, with a wooden pestle in their sleep, while injuring his aged father on the head.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Mohammed said: “At about 1a.m. on Sunday, police operatives attached to Ogbunike police station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi, 34, of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“The suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his biological children, Chinecherem (daughter), 7, and Obinna (son), 5, with a wooden pestle on their heads while they were sleeping.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“The suspect equally used same object and injured his father, Mr. Dominic Apusiobi, 72, on the head.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to the hospital for medical attention where the children were certified dead by a medical doctor, while the aged father is responding to treatment.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

“Their corpses were deposited at Isienyi hospital morgue for autopsy. Exhibit recovered from him and the case have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department in Awka for discreet investigation.”

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