The 34-year-old man who crushed his children; Chinecherem Apusiobi aged 7 and Obinna Apusiobi aged 5 with the pestle while sleeping, also injured his 72-year-old father, Dominic Apusiobi on the head with the same object.
The statement released by the state’s police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed reads,
“On the 21/06/2020, at about 1:am, Police operatives attached to Ogbunike Police Station arrested one Ifeanyi Apusiobi ‘m’ aged 34years of Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State.
“Suspect allegedly ran amok in a circumstances yet to be ascertained and attacked two of his biological children namely Chinecherem Apusiobi ‘f aged 7 years and Obinna Apusiobi ‘m’ aged 5 years with a wooden pestle on their heads while they were sleeping.
“Suspect equally used same object and injured his father one Dominic Apusiobi aged 72years on the head.
“Meanwhile, 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.