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Tragedy struck in Okwelle community, in Onuimo Local Government Area of Imo State after a couple was murdered by some suspected assassins.
It was gathered that the assailants had stormed the couple’s house on Saturday evening wielding cutlasses and other weapons.
They were also said to have taken turns to rape the woman in the presence of her husband and their children, after which the couple was hacked to death, and they disappeared with the deceased’s three children.
The Imo State Police Command, confirming the incident, said the cause of the attack had yet to be ascertained, but some arrests have been made concerning the killings.
However, a resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the husband had a serious disagreement with a woman lately.
According to him, “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.”