A Man “Edwin Ojinnaka Nnodiogo” Kills Four Children, Self in Anambra
The Awada layout, Obosi, Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State was thrown into horror at the weekend when a 47-year-old man, Edwin Ojinnaka Nnodiogo killed his four children and himself.
The incident, which happened at about 8:50 pm is still under investigation as the police have not been able to unravel the reason for the crime.
However, our correspondent learnt that Nnodiogo returned to the country not long ago from abroad due to mental illness.
The victims are Chidiogo Nnodiogo, 2, Chima Nnodiogo, 4; Ogechi Ukonu, 16; Mmesoma Nnodiogo, 10 and Chimaobi Nnodiogo, 8.
He committed the crime in the absence of his wife who is presently being detained in police custody.
An eyewitness said Edwin Ojinnaka Nnodiogo, who had been manifesting different signs of mental instability, allegedly stabbed his four children to death while the wife was not at home.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police Command had deployed some policemen to the area.
The police Spokesperson Nkeiruka Nwode, who confirmed the incident, described it as “calamitous.”
The bodies of the deceased had since deposited at mortuary as the investigation continues.