A 47-year-old man, Stephen NnadiogoNnadiogo, driven almost insane by his wife’s suspected infidelity, on Saturday on Ntueke Street, Awada Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, stabbed his four children, maid to death and then took his own life.
The victims hailed from Isu Njaba, Imo State.The four children, killed for something they know nothing about, were said to be aged between two and 10, while the housemaid, Ogechi, was said to be 18-year-old.
Nnadiogo and his wife, 32-year-old Chika, had reportedly had a bad marriage.
According to the Punch, Chika told her husband that she did not bear the children for him whenever they had disagreements.
A witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the newspaper that Chika was at her medicine shop around 8.45pm when all hell broke loose.
He said, “Whenever the couple had issues, the woman would say that he was not the biological father of their kids.
“She said that she engaged in extra marital affairs because her husband was impotent. The man would in turn call her a prostitute and a randy woman who could not be satisfied by one man.
“On Saturday, as the wife left their house for her medicine store in the evening, with their four children left behind, her husband called the children one after the other. He observed their face closely and thereafter began to stab them with a knife.”
The source said after killing all his children, Nnadiogo chased the housemaid around his apartment and killed her.
“He hid himself in one of the rooms in the four-storeyed building where they lived and took his own life by taking poison.
“Before he killed himself, he said ‘let her (Chika) now go and stay with the biological father of her children,’” the source added.
The Awada Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Martin Mbajunwa, confirmed the incident, noting that investigation was ongoing.
“The corpses of the victims have been deposited in a morgue,” he added.
According to the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, Nnadiogo was recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital in Abia State.