Suspected mentally-deranged man kills wife, six-year-old son in Ebonyi

Kenneth Nwoha, a suspected mentally ill man, was arrested by Ebonyi State Police Command for reportedly killing his wife, Mercy, and six-year-old son, Simpson, at Isiofumini village in the state’s Ishieke community area.

Shortly after killing his wife and son on Wednesday, the suspect allegedly attacked six other people.

After waking up that morning, the suspect allegedly attacked and mutilated his wife, indicating that he had become mentally deranged.

According to PUNCH, “six other victims, including a seven-year-old kid and a 60-year-old man, were attacked by the man on the street before the police apprehended him,” according to an eyewitness who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident 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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