A 52-year-old man, Ifeanyi Amadikwa, has killed his three daughters and stuffed their corpses inside a spoilt deep freezer fridge in Enugu State.
Amadikwa, of 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, Enugu killed the three female children namely: Chidalum Amadikwa aged 11 (who is his step-daughter), Amarachi Amadikwa aged 8 and Ebubechukwu Amadikwa aged 4.
Operatives of the Enugu State police command arrested the alleged murderer on January 4,disclosing that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect’s wife and mother of the children, went to the market with her only male child, leaving the other children in the suspect’s custody. She came back in the evening of the said date and could not find any of the three children.
According to the investigation report, while she was searching for them, the suspect drew her attention to the said fridge which he had brought back home from his shop on January 2nd and kept in their apartment’s veranda.
She dashed to the freezer only to find the lifeless bodies of the children in the fridge with bruises, suggesting that they might have been murdered and stuffed inside the freezer.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident to newsmen saying that the lifeless bodies of the children were immediately moved to the hospital, where they were confirmed dead by medical doctors and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
Ndukwe said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal, assured that the police would thoroughly investigate the case and ensured that justice was done.