A 65-year-old local hunter, has been reported to have killed his wife, son and himself in Anambra State. The sad incident which happened in the early hours of Thursday morning, was reported by the State Police Command.
The Anambra State Police Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Mohammed, who issued a statement on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Anambra State, in narrating the incident, said on 28/1/2021 there was a report from the vigilante chairman Amanunike 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 and also burnt his house along with his son named Obinna Nweke aged 29 years in circumstances yet to be ascertained.
The Anambra State Police command which posted a series of photos from the scene of the incident which we are unable to show you, added that the hunter who is the suspect, equally shot himself using the same gun.
“Meanwhile, Policed etectives attached to Achalla police station visited the scene and rushed victims to Uche hospital Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims including the hunter, were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.
Corpses of the victims were deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.
An investigation is ongoing to ascertain circumstances surrounding the incident”, CSP Haruna Mohammed added.