In Anambra State, a woman named Nnaemaka Nwosu is accused of setting a policewoman and her two children on fire.
It was learned that the event took place on Sunday in the Nnokwa community of Anambra State’s Idemili South Local Government Area.
After her spouse filed for divorce, the Amawbia native suspect reportedly found herself homeless and in desperate need of housing. It was the policewoman who offered her a room in her apartment that she confided in.
A local source who wished to remain anonymous said that the trouble began when the suspect and the policewoman got into a quarrel, which led to the policewoman being pounded with a pestle until she fell and passed out.
The suspect then tied the policewoman and her children together with rope inside their room, set them on fire, along with the building, and they (the policewoman and her children) all perished from burn injuries, the source claimed.
“The suspect was first apprehended by operatives of the local vigilante and some of the villagers who were attracted by the fire, and who eventually captured her as she was trying to escape the vicinity.”
The suspect then confessed to the crime and described how she committed the horrible act after initially claiming that a gas cylinder exploded while the mom and her children were boiling hot water.
DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the spokesman for the Anambra State Police, confirmed the event when reached.
Ikenga added that the suspect has been arrested and the case transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department in Awka for further investigations.
He said the corpses of the policewoman and her children have been deposited at the mortuary.
The event has been reported to the State inquiry Department for further inquiry and prosecution, according to DSP Ikenga, who also provided a brief account of how it occurred.
According to preliminary data, the policewoman hosted the suspect while she was looking for a home. The defendant smacked the female police officer in the head with a pestle after the two ladies got into an argument that turned into a fight.
“They tied her up with her two children and set them on fire while she was unconscious. The victims’ bodies have been located and placed in the mortuary. Ikenga continued, “Further developments shall be communicated.