Enugu man arrested for killing 3 daughters


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A 52-year-old man, Ifeanyi Amadikwa is presently in police custody in Enugu State over the alleged murder of his three daughters.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this in a Wednesday statement.

Ndukwe said that Amadikwa, of 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, Enugu East LGA, killed the girls and dumped their bodies inside a refrigerator.

“Police operatives attached to Enugu Metro Area Command of Enugu State Police Command, on 04/01/2022 at about 1930hrs, arrested one male suspect, Ifeanyi Amadikwa aged 52, of 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, Enugu, for allegedly murdering and dumping in a spoilt deep freezer fridge, his three female children namely: Chidalum Amadikwa aged 11 (who is his step-daughter), Amarachi Amadikwa aged (8) and Ebubechukwu Amadikwa aged (4).

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“Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect’s wife and mother of the children, went to the market with her only male child on 04/01/2022, leaving the others in the suspect’s custody. She, however, came back in the evening hours of the said date and could not find any of the three children.

“But while searching for them, the suspect drew her attention to the said fridge he had brought back home from his shop on 02/01/2022 and kept in their apartment’s veranda. And on closer observation, the lifeless bodies of the children were found in the fridge with bruises, suggesting that they might have been murdered and dumped in the fridge,” the statement read in part.

Ndukwe added that when the bodies of the children were immediately moved to the hospital, medical doctors on duty confirmed them dead, and the bodies were deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The PPRO quoted the State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Lawal, as describing the killing of the little children as unfortunate and heartless, and commiserated with the mother, relatives, and friends of the deceased children.

Ndukwe added that the commissioner assured the family of police commitment to thoroughly investigate the case and ensure that justice prevailed.

He said that the CP had ordered the Deputy Commissioner in charge of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a conclusive investigation into the case and ensure everyone found culpable was brought to book.

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