By Peter Okutu – Abakaliki
A middle-aged man, Kenneth Nwoha, killed his wife, Mercy, and his six-year-old son, Sampson, in a machete attack.
It was also established that after killing his wife and son, Nwoha moved to the street where he also attacked six other people.
Vanguard has learned that the incident took place in the community of Isiofumini Isieke, in the local government area of Ebonyi, in Ebonyi state.
Sources in the region expressed surprise at the suspect’s action.
The source said the man was suspected of having suffered a nervous breakdown shortly after waking up in the morning before attacking and dismembering his wife.
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Among the six other victims, he assaulted a seven-year-old boy and a sixty-year-old man in the street.
He was still attacking his victims when the police arrived at the scene and arrested him.
Police spokesman Loveth Odah confirmed the incident.
She explained that the suspect was undergoing a medical examination to check his mental state before and after the unfortunate incident.
She added that the six people assaulted by the suspect were treated in hospital while the body of the deceased was deposited in the morgue.
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