The Ngelefi Ehamufu community, Isi-Uzo Local Government of Enugu state has been thrown into mourning following the brutal murder of nine persons on Tuesday by a man suspected to be mentally derail.
The middle aged man, Onyekachi Ugwu brutally murdered over nine persons including his father with a cutlass at Ngelefi, Ehamufu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The Police in the area are already after Onyekachi Ugwu who disappeared after the dastardly act. He was said to have gone to the Ngelefi farm settlement in the night, while people were asleep and hacked more than nine persons to death with his cutlass. Ugwu, obviously not satisfied with the killings moved a step further and set his father’s house ablaze, destroying the old man’s property.
Ugwu was said to have visited other houses at the farm settlement, where he murdered the occupants, among whom is a year and a sixmonth- old baby.
The State Police Spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Ebere Amarizu, while confirming the incident said the police are currently investigating the matter.
Amarizu added that Ugwu was suspected to be mentally derailed. “Search for the suspect is intensified by the combined team of the police and the Neighbourhood Watch group, who are combing bushes and hideouts in the area in order to stop further wrecking havoc by the alleged mental suspect.
– Amah Baldwin