The Enugu State Police Command has arrested one Ifeanyi Amadikwa, 52, who hails from Emene in Enugu East Local Government Area for the murder of his three daughters.

This was contained in a statement released by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, yesterday. The man was said to have murdered his three children and dumped their bodies in a most despicable manner. 

The Police statement read in part; "Police operatives attached to Enugu Metro Area Command of Enugu State Police Command, on 4th January, 2022 at about 1930hrs, arrested one male suspect, Ifeanyi Amadikwa aged 52, of 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene, Enugu, for allegedly murdering and dumping in a spoilt deep freezer fridge, his three female children, namely: Chidalum Amadikwa aged 11 (who is his step-daughter), Amarachi Amadikwa aged (8) and Ebubechukwu Amadikwa aged (4).

“Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect’s wife and mother of the children, went to the market with her only male child on 04/01/2022, leaving the others in the suspect’s custody. She, however, came back in the evening hours of the said date and could not find any of the three children.

“But while searching for them, the suspect drew her attention to the said fridge he had brought back home from his shop on 2nd January, 2022 and kept in their apartment’s veranda. And on closer observation, the lifeless bodies of the children were found in the fridge with bruises, suggesting that they might have been murdered and dumped in the fridge.”

Eye witnesses say the dismembered bodies of the children were immediately moved and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy. It has also been gathered that the suspect never displayed any form of mental disorders before the act. Police say investigations are on to determine the immediate and remote cause of his actions. 

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