Man kills wife, son, injures six others in Ebonyi -GCFRNG
Abakaliki: A middle-aged man, Kenneth Nwoha, yesterday hacked to death his wife, Mercy, and their six-year-old son, Sampson, in the Isiofumini Isieke community in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
It was also learned that after killing his wife and son, Nwoha moved to the street where he also attacked six other people.
Sources in the area expressed surprise at the suspect’s action.
The source said the man is suspected of having suffered a mental breakdown shortly after waking up in the morning before proceeding to attack his wife and child.
Among the six other victims he assaulted on the streets are a seven-year-old boy and a sixty-year-old man.
He was still attacking his victims when the police arrived at the scene and arrested him.
Police spokesman Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect was undergoing a medical check to determine his mental state before and after the unfortunate incident.
He added that the six people who were assaulted by the suspect were being treated at the hospital while the remains of the deceased had been deposited in the morgue.