A 20-year-old bride-to-be, Miss Onyinye Aguluka, has been killed by her father in Osikwu-Awgbu, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State few hours to her traditional wedding.
The girl was sleeping in their family house when her drunken 60-year-old father, Mr. Cletus Aguluka, stabbed her to death around 1am on Saturday.
He was said to have got home quite late and started looking for his torch.
Though he wife and children said they had no idea where it was, Cletus angrily atirmerbaround the house in search of the torch.
His wife told newsmen that Cletus went into his room and suddenky reappeared with a machete. With which he stabbed his daughter.
“We thought he had forgotten about the torch, not until he woke up around one o’clock in the morning, went inside his room and brought out a machete and stabbed Onyinye who was fast asleep,” she said.
Realising what he had done, he fled the house through the window when the town’s vigilance group responded to the alarm raised by the family.
The vigilance group then took her corpse to a morgue.
He was however, arrested some hours later by the police.
Aguluka’s immediate younger brother, Mr. Sebastian Aguluka, said his brother had been molesting people, including himself and other members of his family, adding that there were indications that he was behaving abnormally of late.
The deceased twin brothers, Sochima and Chidera Aguluka, said they ran out of the house that early morning when they sensed danger as their father always looked for excuses to molest people, a behaviour they had been putting up with for a long time.
Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying investigations are ongoing.
He said the suspect would ve charged to adding that the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.