An Anambra based 28-year-old, Chukwuemeka Obijofa, has confessed to why he allegedly killed his wife and 4-year-old son.
Chukwuemeka was arrested at Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state, where he attacked his wife, Chisom, and his child with a shovel in the head.
The suspect confessed to have injured a vigilante who tried saving his wife and child from him.
He confessed to having killed his wife over infidelity.
Obijofa, who was paraded on Sunday at the Police headquarters in Anambra, said he killed wife and child following a confession by his wife that the child was not his.
He further narrates that he became furious the day he found her with two other strange men when he returned home.
He said, “I opened my eyes to the police station and found out that I’m responsible for killing my wife and my son. I killed her out of anger after I found out that she’s been cheating on me for a long. I didn’t believe it because of the level of love and trust I have for her.
“I came back from work and found out that the food they have was not enough for them. I stepped out to collect money from a client, so I can get something for them.
“But when I came back later, I discovered she wasn’t alone at home. She was with two men that I don’t know. When I tried to enquire who they were, she asked me to keep quiet that she would explain later. She later took me to the room for explanations.
“Before I could come out, the guys have left without informing us. I became angrier. My wife was trying to calm me down, but I couldn’t bear it due to the level of love and trust I have for her.”
Chukwuemeka, who confirmed that he had lived in peace with his wife for five, said the Indian hemp he took to forgot his sorrow and calm him rather triggered his anger, leading to the killing of his wife and child.
“As I was about to leave, I told her that I’m leaving the house for her and her boyfriends, who she’s preferred and more comfortable with.
“I went straight to where I took some hemp to calm myself and feel relieved. But unexpectedly, I found out that the hemp even made it worse that I lost my conscience. I couldn’t behave like a human being again.
“It became obvious to me that another demon or extraordinary spirit has possessed me. Besides, nobody was around to control me. I didn’t know what else that happened till I opened my eyes to find out that I’ve killed my wife,” he added.
The carpenter and ordained evangelist finally says he’s sorry for his action, warning youths to stay clear of hard drugs as his pastor had also warned him against the negative effect of taking contraband.
“I was ordained in 2012 as an evangelist. If I pray, it comes to pass. But when I began to fall out from God’s mercy, my pastor warned me that a day is coming when I’ll face the consequences. He said his God didn’t want me to pay the supreme price.
“But I couldn’t believe it until today. I’m giving this message to those it has not happened to. Please, whatever government declared contraband, especially hard drugs, please steer clear from them. It has a way of impacting another spirit in you,” he added.