By G9ija

A 65-year-old man, Uchechukwu Nweke, has taken his life after allegedly shooting his wife to death in Amunike community in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

The deceased, a hunter, was said to have set his house  with his 29-year-old son, Obinna, ablaze before killing himself.

It was gathered that the man shot himself and others with his gun, following frustrations he had faced in his job.

Police spokesperson Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident, saying the bodies of the victims had been deposited at a hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

He said investigation had begun to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

He said: “On January 28, 2021, there was a report from the Vigilantes Chairman in Amunike community of Awka North Local Government Area that on the same date around 3 a.m,  Nweke (M), aged 65, of same address, allegedly shot his wife, Patricia Nweke, (F), aged 55, with a single-barrelled gun.

“He also burnt his house along with his son, Obinna, aged 29, in a circumstances yet to be ascertained.  “Suspect equally shot himself, using the same gun.

“Meanwhile, detectives attached to Achalla Police Station visited the scene and took victims to Uche Hospital in Isuanocha for medical attention where all the three victims were certified dead by a medical doctor on arrival.”