A 47-year-old man, Emeka Ezimadu, has allegedly killed his 85-year-old and two children in Nnewi, Anambra State.
The suspect was said to have also injured three of his children in critical condition in a hospital.
The Nation gathered that the victims were fast asleep on Thursday night when they were reportedly attacked by the suspect with a matchete after he suprisingly ran amok.
Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident, saying the suspect had been arrested.
He said the victim corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy, while the victms the three other children were receiving treatment.
He said: “On Thursday at about 11:55pm, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Division arrested one Emeka Ezimadu,47, of Okpuneze Uruagu in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstance yet to be ascertained; attacked and killed two of his biological children namely Ifechukwu Ezimadu,9, Mmeso Ezimadu, two years and his own mother one Agnes Ezimadu, 85, years of same address allegedly with a cutlass while they were sleeping.
“Suspect equally used same offensive weapon and injured his three other children namely Nonso Ezimadu, 12, Chinaemerem Ezimadu,1, and Ngozi Ezimadu 8years old of same address.
“Police detectives visited the scene and rushed victims to the Akwudo hospital for medical attention where the two children and the aged mother were certified dead by a medical doctor while the three other children are receiving treatment.
“Corpses had been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy and case transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department, Awka for discreet investigation.”