Suspected mentally-deranged Ebonyi man kills wife, son, attacks others


Ebonyi State
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A suspected mentally-ill man, Kenneth Nwoha, has allegedly killed his wife, Mercy, and six-year-old son, Simpson, at Isiofumini village, Ishieke community, in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Punch Metro reported that the suspect also attacked six other persons shortly after killing his wife and son on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the suspect became mentally unstable after waking up that morning, as he allegedly attacked and dismembered his wife.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “Six other victims, including a seven-year-old boy and a 60-year-old man, were attacked by the man on the street before the police arrested him.”

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, said the suspect had been arrested.

Odah said, “He is currently undergoing a medical check-up to ascertain whether he is actually mentally-deranged.

“The six victims who were critically attacked are receiving treatment at a hospital, while the remains of the slain have been deposited in a mortuary.”

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