The Edo State Police Command has arrested a 44-year old man, Edoghogho Omorogbe, who took law into his own hands by killing his mother in law, sister- in- law and a six- month old baby because his wife’s mother sent thugs to beat him up after quarrel with her.
According to reports, Edoghogho killed Mrs. Alice Omorogbe 52, Mrs. Blessing Efe 25 and her baby at their residence at Iguadolor Community in Ovia North-East local government area of Edo State on September 10, 2019.
While the exact time the suspect murdered his victims cannot be ascertained, the dead bodies were only found the following morning after the killing took place.
Edoghogho who spared a 2-year-old girl who was inside the room while carrying out the attack, said he was angry with his in-laws for hiring boys to beat him whenever he has issues with his wife.
“I am a tipper driver but since the rains started I was doing menial jobs.
“I killed them out of annoyance because my mother -in- law used boys to beat me up. She would say I am talking to my wife. If I quarrel with my wife, she will send boys to beat me up.
“I didn’t know the cutlass will meet the baby. After I killed them, I ran away. Later I came out and went to tell my father what I did. I have not seen my wife since I killed her mother and sister.”
Commissioner of Police in the state, Danmallam Abubakar, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigations are completed.