A family in Nkwubor road, Emene, Enugu and residents of the locality has been thrown into sadness and confusion as three kids were found dead in a deep freezer. Operatives of Enugu Police Command have arrested one Ifeanyi Amadikwa on Wednesday for allegedly killing his children and dropping their dead bodies in the freezer.
It was learnt that their mother left to the market earlier that day with one of the children, the only male child they have, leaving behind the three others- Amarachi Amadikwa aged (8), Ebubechukwu Amadikwa aged (4) and Chidalum Amadikwa aged (11).
However, when she got back and asked after the kids, Ifeanyi showed that he didn’ t know their whereabout hence they both started looking around for the children.
While searching, Ifeanyi was said to have directed her to the deep freezer in their verandah. He was thereafter reported to the Police leading to his arrest.
The Command spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe have confirmed the incident but noted that investigation is ongoing to verify if the children were killed and placed in the freezer by their father or there is more to it.
He also stated that all the allegedly murdered children had bruises on their bodies, indicating that the children were assaulted before they were killed or beaten to death.
In reference to the statement released by the Police, the children were rushed to the hospital where they were confirmed dead and have now been deposited at the morgue for further investigation.
The statement partly reads ” Police operatives attached to Enugu Metro Area Command of Enugu State Police Command, on 04/01/2022 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).