Man shoots wife, two sons dead in Edo


The Punch - - METRO -

he Edo State Po­lice Com­mand, has ar­rested a 35-yearold man, sim­ply iden­ti­fied as Uwaila, for shoot­ing his wife and two sons dead.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Sun­day at Ovbio­gie vil­lage in the Ovia North­east Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state.

Se­cu­rity agents were said to have evac­u­ated the corpses to an undis­closed mor­tu­ary.

The sus­pect, who is now in po­lice cus­tody, told our correspondent that his wife accused him of hav­ing ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fairs.

He added that his wife threat­ened to also go out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife had locked her­self and his sons inside one of the rooms.

He added that he shot through the door and the bul­lets hit them on the bed.

The state Po­lice Com­mis­sioner, Ha­keem Odu­mo­sun, who vis­ited the scene, said the sus­pect would be charged to court af­ter investigation had been con­cluded.

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