The President-General of Uruagu-Nnewi Development Union, Hon. (Amb.) Charles Nwoye, has said that one Mr. Emeka Ezimadu of Uruagu quarters, Nnewi, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State, who slaughtered his aged mother and two children, in the night of Thursday, September 17, was mad.
The community leader made the revelation on Friday, September 18, while speaking with our reporter in his residence in Nnewi.
He said: “The man in question is my relative. He was previously mad some 15 years ago; but after undergoing treatment, he became normal, before he got married.
“So, three days ago, the ailment returned, and yesterday, he woke up late in the night, picked matchet and started butchering his family members.
“His wife escaped with one of his sons; but his aged mother and two children were confirmed dead; while 2 others are in critical conditions in the hospital.”
Recall that a 47-year-old man, identified as Emeka Ezimadu, from Uruagu quarters of Nnewi, Anambra State, reportedly went berserk in the night of last Thursday, and massacred his family members.
It was gathered that Mr. Ezimadu, who allegedly ran amok, attacked and killed two of his biological children namely: Ifechukwu, 9 years; Mmeso, 2 years, and his own mother, Agnes, 85 years; with a cutlass, while they were asleep.
It was gathered that he also used the same weapon to injure his three other children, namely: Nonso, 12 years; Chinaemerem, 11 years, and Ngozi, 8 years.
When our reporter visited Akwudo Hospital in Nnewi, it was discovered that one of the children receiving treatment was recuperating; while the other, a boy, was in very critical condition.
Mother of the children, identified as Ndidiamaka, who was sighted by our reporter in the hospital, was wailing uncontrollably, and refused to speak.
When contacted, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, also confirmed the development.
According to him, “The incident took place last Thursday night, at about 11:55pm.
“Police detectives from Nnewi Division visited the scene and rushed victims to the Akwudo Hospital, Nnewi, for medical attention, where the two children and the aged mother were certified dead by a medical doctor; while the other children are receiving treatments,” he clarified.
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