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Thursday, 28 January 2021

Frustrated hunter kills self, wife, son in Anambra

 Frustrated hunter kills self, wife, son in Anambra

A 65-year-old man, Uchechukwu Nweke, has taken his life after allegedly murdering his wife and son in Amunike community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The deceased, a hunter, was said to have set his house ablaze together with his 29-year old son, Obinna Nweke in a yet-to-be ascertained circumstances before killing himself.

The Nation gathered that the suspect, who shot himself and others with his gun, reportedly carried out the dastardly act following frustrations he had faced with his job in recent times.

Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

He said investigation had commenced to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident.

He said: “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.

“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.”

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