The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 34-year old man, Mr Ifeanyi Apusiobi, from Ogbunike in Oyi local government area, for killing his two children and injuring his aged father with a pestle.
State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Mohammed confirmed this in a Sunday statement.
He said the two children killed were aged five and seven and the injured father was 72.
Mohammed 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.”
The command spokesman added that the corpses of the two children have been deposited at Iyienu Hospital mortuary, Ogidi for autopsy, while the pestle has been recovered as exhibit.
Mohammed noted that the case has been transferred to the State Criminal
Investigation Department (SCID), Awka for discreet investigation.