Crime

52 year old man kills his 3 children, dumps corpses inside fridge

A 52 year old man, Ifeanyi Amadikwa, resident of number 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, suburb of  Enugu, Enugu State  has  allegedly killed three of his female children and dumped their remains in a fridge.

Penpushing reports that, the suspect was thereafter arrested on January 4, around 7:30 p.m.by the Enugu State Police Command, while preliminary investigation revealed that the wife of the suspect and also mother of the victims was away to the market when their father murdered them.

The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command. Daniel Ndukwe in a statement on Wednesday said the oldest of the children was 11 years old, while the youngest was four, and the other was eight years old.

‘Amadikwa, who lives at 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, near Enugu, was arrested on January 4, around 7:30 p.m. Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect’s wife and mother of the children went to the market with her only male child on January 4, leaving the others in the suspect’s custody’, the statement said.

“She, however, came back in the evening hours of the said date and could not find any of the three children. But while searching for them, the suspect drew her attention to the said fridge he had brought back home from his shop on January 2 and kept in their apartment’s veranda’, the command added.

“And on a closer observation, the lifeless bodies of the children were found in the fridge with bruises, suggesting that they might have been murdered and dumped in the fridge’Ndukwe added.

Penpushing further reports that Ndukwe said the bodies of the children were immediately moved to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead by medical Doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

The police spokesman said the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lawal Abubakar, commiserated with the mother, relatives and friends of the deceased children, with assurance of a thorough investigation and justice in the case.

“In view of this, the Commissioner has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department to conduct a conclusive investigation into the case and ensure everyone found culpable is brought to book,”, he added.

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