A 34-year-old man, Mr. Ifeanyi Apusiobi, in the early morning of Sunday, 21st June 2020 allegedly attacked two of his biological children namely; Chinecherem Apusiobi (female, 7 years old and Obinna Apusiobi, male, aged 5 years) with a wooden pistle on their heads while they were sleeping.
The Anambra police are yet to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the suspect’s act which took place in Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
In a statement issued early Sunday morning, SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Anambra State Police Command, said;
The suspect equally used same object and injured his father, one Dominic Apusiobi aged 72 years old on the head.
Police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested the suspect at about 1am this morning.
Police detectives visited the scene and rushed victims to the hospital for medical attention where the two children were certified dead by a medical doctor while the aged father is responding to treatment.
Corpses deposited at Isienyi hospital morgue for autopsy. Exhibit recovered and case transferred to State CID Awka for discreet investigation.
Someone familiar with the circumstances of the matter commenting anonymously said the man in question has mental problems and divorced his wife 3 years ago.
He said the man’s family lived in denial and refused to take the man to a mental home or hospital where he could receive proper care fearing stigmatisation