Tragedy struck in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on Tuesday when a 28-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Obijiofor, allegedly attacked and killed his wife and only child with a shovel.
It was gathered that the man who allegedly ran amok, clubbed the victims to death with a shovel.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the incident happened on Tuesday
Mohammed said: “On Tuesday at about 7.45pm, police operatives attached to Ozubulu Police Station arrested one Chukwuemeka Obijiofor aged 28 years, of Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, one Chisom Chukwuemeka, aged 26 years, and own child, Amanda Chukwuemeka, aged 4 years, both of same address, with a shovel on their heads.
“Suspect equally used the same object and wounded a vigilante man who tried to rescue the victims.
“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to 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.
Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, had directed the Ozubulu Divisional Police Officer to transfer the case to State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for a discreet investigation to unravel the actual cause of the incident.