A 65-year-old hunter, Uchechukwu Nweke, has allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and son in Amunike community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The hunter was said to have shot the wife, Patricia, 55, with a single-barrel gun and burnt his house along with his 29-year old son, Obinna Nweke, before shooting himself with the same gun.
According to The Nation, the suspect reportedly carried out the dastardly act following frustrations he had faced with his job in recent times.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said that the Chairman of the Amunike community vigilante who reported the incident on Thursday, said that it happened at about 3 a.m.
“On 28/1/2021 there was a report from the vigilante chairman Amunike community in Awka North LGA of Anambra State that on the same date at about 3:am, a hunter one Uchechukwu Nweke ‘m’ aged 65 years of same address allegedly shot his wife Patricia Nweke ‘f’ aged 55 years with a single barrel gun.
“He also burnt his house along with his son named Obinna Nweke aged 29-years in a circumstances yet to be ascertained. The Suspect equally shot himself using the same gun.
“Meanwhile, Police detectives attached to Achalla Police station visited the scene and rushed victims to Uche hospital Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.”
Mohammed said the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, while the command has commenced investigation.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a Nigerian doctor murdered his wife and also attempted to strangle his two sons to death before killing himself at their Greatwood home, Texas, United States.