Policeman kills self after shooting wife, 2 daughters

IGP Mohammed Abubakar
IGP Mohammed Abubakar

A Police Corporal, Anthony Ugwuoke, on Sunday at Edda Village, Ugwuachara in Ebonyi Local Government Area of Ebonyi, shot himself dead after shooting his wife, Nkechi, and two daughters.

Mr. Ugwuoke’s wife and daughters are in critical condition at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA), where neighbours rushed them after the incident.

The late policeman  was attached to the B’ Operations unit of the  Police Command in Ebonyi and was an orderly to a High Court judge in the state.

Mr Sylvester Igbo, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident but added that no clue had been established on the motive for the action.

“Investigations into the matter are on-going as we would ensure we get to its root.

“The body of the late officer has, however, been deposited at FETHA mortuary,” he said.

Jones Igboke, a community leader in the area, expressed sadness over the incident and called on the police to unravel the mystery surrounding it.


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