It was indeed a very sad day in Okwelle community, in the Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria, after some assailants stormed a couple’s home and murdered them.
According to reports, the assassins broke into their home with dangerous weapons and took turns in raping the wife in the presence of her husband and kids before taking the couple’s lives.
As if that was not enough damage, the took the 3 children of the deceased and fled the neighbourhood.
According to the Imo state police command, some arrests have been made but they are yet to ascertain the reason behind the dreaded act.
A resident who pleaded to remain anonymous however disclosed that:
“I got to know about the incident from a friend, who is a neighbour of the couple. I learnt the husband had a quarrel with a woman who followed the assassins to deal with the family. His wife was raped and given matchete cut and the killers went with their three children. The woman has been arrested.”
The Imo State Police Public Relations, DSP Andrew Enwerrem, had this to say about the unfortunate incident:
“The couple were murdered and their three children were taken away and the police have made arrests of about three suspects, who are undergoing investigation. The children have not been recovered. I don’t have the names of the couple with me now.”