A Police investigation has being launched into the tragedy that took place in Makurdi where a wife killed her husband ,her 3 kids and killed herself.
“The woman,Mrs Rachael Adetsav allegedly killed her husband Mr Nicholas Adetsav, a staff of Makurdi Local Government Council, and his children on Friday night in Makurdi also killed herself.
“From information available to us, the woman has been having issues with her husband which might have culminated into this,” Mr Moses Yamu, the command’s spokesman, told newsmen Saturday in Makurdi.
Yamu said that the couple, who lived at Vandeikya street, were both staff of Makurdi Local Government Council.
“They have been having issues; just yesterday(Friday), the woman was seen with a pestle trying to smash her husband’s car. No one knows the cause of their frequent fights.”
He said that Police personnel sent to the house found the man foaming in the mouth, the three kids already dead, while the woman, also dead, was found holding a knife in her hands.
“The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Friday; from what we have gathered, the couple fight on daily basis,” he said.
Yamu said that investigation had begun toward determining the reasons for the actions, while the corpses had been deposited at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital, Makurdi.
This couple lives in a rented apartment with other neighbours. The woman locked up everybody inside and the neighbours could not gain access into their room. At first the neighbours taught that it was one of their routine squabbles the usually have at home. Later, thé madam appeared outside with a pestle smashing the Golf 3 thé husband usés. It was then neighbours sensed more danger and started calling thé husband relations and the police. This time around the late Wife entered back to room and murdered herself cleansing thé whole family. No outsider was involved.