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Police arrests man for beating wife, child to death in Anambra

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The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 28-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Obijiofor, for allegedly beating his wife and only daughter to death in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo local government area of the state.

The command’s spokesman, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said Obijiofor reportedly ran amok on Tuesday and used a shovel to beat the victims to death.

He said: “On Tuesday at about 7:45 p.m., police operatives attached to Ozubulu Police Station arrested one Chukwuemeka Obijiofor aged 28 years, of Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State.

“The suspect allegedly ran amok in circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked his wife, one Chisom Chukwuemeka, aged 26 years, and own child, Amanda Chukwuemeka, aged four years, both of same address, with a shovel on their heads.

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“The suspect equally used the same object and wounded a vigilante man who tried to rescue the victims.

“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed the victims to Joint Hospital, Ozubulu, for medical attention where the two victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.

“The wounded vigilante is responding to treatment, while the corpses of the victims were deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy.”

Mohammed added that the state’s Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has directed the Ozubulu Divisional Police Officer to transfer the case to State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka, for a discreet investigation to unravel the actual cause of the incident.

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