By Ismail Auwal
Enugu State Police Command have have arrested a man for allegedly killing three of his female children.
This was disclosed by the state’s command spokesperson Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement on Wednesday.
He noted that The man, Ifeanyi Amadikwa, 52, dumped the bodies of the children in a fridge.
According to the statement, the oldest of the children was 11 years old, while the youngest was four. The other was eight years old, according to the police.
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.”
“She, however, came back in the evening hours of the said date and could not find any of the three children,” the statement reads.
“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.”
“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,” Mr Ndukwe, an assistant superintendent of police, said in the statement.
Mr 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.”