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How Man Killed Father, Eight Others In Enugu

Posted: Oct 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Nzomiwu,


Tragedy struck in Enugu State on Monday when a man identified as Onyekachi Ugwu, brutally killed his father and eight others.

The incident occurred at Ngelefi, a farm settlement in Isi-uzo Local Government Area of the state, where the parents of the suspected killer reside.

It was gathered that the killer, Onyekachi Ugwu, suspected to be a lunatic, first attacked his parent’s residence with a machete and inflicted deadly cuts on his father while his mother narrowly escaped.

After killing his father, he was said to have set their home ablaze, destroying all the household property including motorcycles and domestic animals

He was said to have visited other homes in the settlement where he continued his killing spree, leaving eight other persons, including a one and half-year-old baby dead.

According to sources in the community, the killer left to an unknown destination after the killings.

Spokesman of Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed this report, said the police were on the trail of the killer.

Amaraizu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the Command had commenced full-scale investigation into the ugly incident.

According to the police spokesman, further revelation had it that the mother of the suspect was lucky to have escaped the unfortunate incident as she would have been counted as one of the victims.

“Meanwhile, the entire area is enveloped with fear due to the activity of the suspect, who is suspected to have mental case,” Amaraizu said.

He added that search for the suspect had been intensified by the combined team of the Police and the Neighborhood watch group, who are combing bushes and suspected hideouts of the suspect to stop him from wreaking more havoc.