Okwelle community, in the Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State has been thrown into shock following the grusome murder of a couple and the abduction of their three children.
The cutlass wielding assailants who stormed the couple’s house on Saturday evening took turns to raped the mother of three with the husband helplessly watching before eventually killing them.
A resident of the community, who prefers to remain anonymous suspects the crime could be a result of an altercation the husband had with a woman lately.
He said, “I got to know about the incident from a friend, who is a neighbour of the couple. I learnt the husband had a quarrel with a woman who followed the assassins to deal with the family. His wife was raped and given matchete cut and the killers went with their three children. The woman has been arrested.”
Confirming the incident, the Imo State Police Public Relations, DSP Andrew Enwerrem, said the police were doing everything possible to arrest the killers and secure the safe return of the abducted children .
He said, “The couple were murdered and their three children were taken away and the police have made arrests of about three suspects, who are undergoing investigation. The children have not been recovered. I don’t have the names of the couple with me now.”