Richard Ginika Izuora
The Police in Anambra have opened full investigation to find out why a man had to kill his family members and also commit suicide.
The Police disclosed that a hunter, Mr. Uchechukwu Nweke, 65, committed suicide after allegedly killing his wife, Patricia, 55 and his 29-year-old son, Obinna in Anambra.
The incident was confirmed by the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO); CSP Haruna Mohammed in a statement on Thursday in Awka.
Mohammed said the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday at Amanuke community in Awka North Local Government Area.
He said the late hunter shot the wife with a single-barrel gun and burnt his house; along with his son, before shooting himself with the same gun.
He added that the Chairman of the Amunike community vigilante who reported the incident on Thursday said it happened at about 3am.
“The Chairman also reported that the deceased hunter burnt his house along with his son named Obinna Nweke, 29; in circumstances yet to be ascertained, before shooting himself using the same gun,” he stated.
Mohammed disclosed that detectives from Achalla Police Station visited the scene and rushed the man; his wife and the son to Uche Hospital, Isuanocha, where they were certified dead.
He said that the bodies were deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the spokesman said the Anambra Police Command had launched a full investigation into the incident.