– I Loved Her So Much and Didn’t Believe She Could Cheat on Me
By Ikeugonna Eleke
A 28-year-old artisan, Chukwuemeka Obijiofor of Ofufe Nza Village in the Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, who last month killed his wife and only child, said he killed her because he found out that she was cheating on him with some unknown men.
He also said that he killed the child because his wife confirmed to him that the boy was not his, but confessed that he might have been gripped by unknown spirits, which, he said, compelled him to kill both of them.
The suspect who had killed the victims with a shovel was, Saturday, February 6, paraded before journalists at the state police command headquarters, Amawbia, by the spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, CSP Haruna Mohammed.
Obijiofor who spoke to Fides said, ‘On that fateful day, I had gone to borrow money from a client to take to her (wife), so that she could cook food early and not wait for me to come back before cooking.
‘When I came home to give her the money, I saw two strange men in my house. When I queried my wife, she took me to the backyard, telling me to calm down.
‘Please, I want you people to forgive me, what happened was a mistake. She was trying to calm me down when I noticed that the men had left. They left without even greeting me. So, I got annoyed and left my wife and child. I told her to leave me, let me go on my own since she had already chosen the people she loved.
‘I went my own (sic) and sat somewhere to smoke my hemp, but my wife was still following me about and dragging with me. She did not want me to continue my work. So after I had taken my hemp, I found out that it made matters even worse. That was what happened.’
Asked why he also killed his innocent child, Obijiofor said his late wife disclosed to him that he was not the biological father of the child.
He blamed his action on some evil spirits who possessed him, saying that his condition was aggravated by Indian hemp he later smoked before the incident.