Horror! Hunter Kills Wife, Son, Self in Amunike, Awka

By: Okosun Dennis

There was tragedy at Amunike Community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State early on Thursday as a 65-year-old hunter identified as Uchechukwu Nweke shot his wife, son before killing himself with a single barrel gun.

Confirming the incident, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Mohammed said that about 3am today, 28th January, 2021, there was a report from the Chairman Vigilantee group that one Uchechukwu Nweke allegedly shot his wife Patricia Nweke, 55, with a single barrel gun and also burnt his house along with his son identified as Obinna Nweke, 29, in a yet to be ascertained reason.

After killing the entire family, the suspect was said to have equally shot himself using the same single barrel gun.

As a result, police detectives attached to Achalla Police Station have visited the scene and rushed victims to Uche Hospital, Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.

Meanwhile, the corpses of the victims have been deposited at the hospital’s morgue for autopsy whilr investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing.

Post Author: Friday Ekeoba