Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 34-year-old man, Ifeanyi Apusiobi, for allegedly killing his two children with a wooden pestle in Oyi Local Government Area of the state.
The command’s spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect killed his children — Chinecherem Apusiobi (seven) and Obinna Apusiobi (five) — with the pestle while they were sleeping.
Mohammed said the suspect also injured his 72-year-old father, Dominic Apusiobi, on the head with the same object. He said:
“At about 1 am on June 21, 2020, police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi aged 34years of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
“The suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his biological children namely, Chinecherem Apusiobi aged seven years and Obinna Apusiobi aged five years, with a wooden pestle on their heads while they were sleeping.
“He equally used the same object and injured his father, Dominic Apusiobi, aged 72years on the head.
“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to the hospital for medical attention where the two children were certified dead by a medical doctor, while his aged father is responding to treatment”
Mohammed said the police recovered the pestle as an exhibit, adding that the case had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Awka for discreet investigation.