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Woman Killed Married Lover’s Four Children In Anambra State

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Woman Killed Married Lover’s Four Children In Anambra State

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Jan 20, 2013 – Jealous Woman Killed Married Lover’s Four Children In Anambra State

In what sounds like a movie tale, A woman in Obuno Umuochefu, Igbo-Ukwu in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra state has snuffed life out of four children of her boyfriend by strangling them. Not done with her bestial mission, the suspect sat back at the scene of the crime until her victims’ parents returned, and attacked their mother.

For Mr and Mrs Nwanneka Ogechukwu Okonkwo, both natives of Ekwulumili in Nnewi South Local Government Area but resident in Igbo-Ukwu, January 15, 2013, came like any other day. But the young couple who are each 28 years old, never knew that it was the day their four children, Chukwuebuka, (13), Chukwumelum (6) Obumneme (3) and 15-month-old Chinenyenwa would breathe their last.

The young couple had no premonition of the tragedy that shocked everybody in the community. Their three sons and a daughter were allegedly killed by a lady simply identified as Blessing, from Abakiliki in Ebonyi State. Narrating the tragic incident, the mother of the dead children who spoke with Sunday Sun at Ekwulumili Health Centre where she was recuperating from the shock, said that she was also attacked by the suspect. Mrs Okonkwo said that the eldest of her children, Chukwuebuka, was the first casualty.

According to her, the suspect allegedly hit him on his forehead with a hard object and dumped the lifeless body inside an underground tank in the compound before strangling his siblings one after the other. “I was to go for a burial ceremony with my husband at Ukpor on that fateful day and the children went to school. We initially left with the youngest one, Chinenyenwa but the vehicle we boarded was jam-packed with passengers and the baby started crying. Consequently, my husband said we should disembark and use our motorcycle but people around said the road was too dusty to ride with a baby on a bike.

I decided to go home and wait for our other children who went to school so that they would take care of the baby and enable my husband and I to make the trip with our motorcycle. “But long after school hours, the children didn’t come home. We went to the school and other pupils told us that our children had gone home. I looked for them along the roads they usually take to the house but I did not see them.

Thereafter, I urged my husband to go on his own and look for them, but he returned soon after, saying he had seen them coming home. Before my husband and I left for the burial, I gave them food and told them to go and stay with an old woman in the neighbourhood because we are the only occupants of that building, and I don’t like them staying alone in the compound. “We had stayed barely one hour at the burial ceremony when my husband said we should go home.

But before we left, my husband’s phone rang and I heard him say, ‘I’m in a burial’. So, as we got close to our home, his phone rang again and he told the caller that we were not back yet. I didn’t ask him who the caller was as we rode straight to the house.

“When we got to the elderly neighbour’s house, we were told that she had gone for prayers and that my children were not seen there. We got to the house and I opened the gate from behind believing that the children were inside the house. As we parked our motorcycle inside the compound, my husband pointed to the underground tank that was open. I became apprehensive because we don’t keep it open. But I said maybe the eldest might have drawn water from the well and had forgotten to close it.

I called Ebuka but there was no response. I ran into the sitting room and saw the three younger ones lying on the floor as if they were asleep. I ran out again believing that those three were sleeping. I continued to call Ebuka and looked into the tank and I didn’t see anything. “Later, I decided to wake up Ebuka’s immediate younger brother to ascertain the whereabouts of his brother. I called him but he didn’t wake up; I tried to rouse him but he was motionless and so were the other two. I cried to my husband that the children were dead and I concluded that since the three were dead, Ebuka might be inside the well.

There were marks of human nails on their necks that showed that they were strangled. One of them had faeces in his anus. “It was when my husband started crying and moved towards our bedroom, that the lady (suspect) emerged from the bedroom and asked him why he was shouting. Then, I advanced towards her and demanded from her, where she kept Ebuka’s body because I had seen the others she killed. I held her and she gripped me. When I freed myself from her grip, I rushed to lock one of the two gates and raised the alarm until neighbours came.

“Later, somebody rushed out and called the youths of the community before the local vigilante and policemen arrived. She was arrested along with my husband.” Sources told Sunday Sun that the timely arrival of the police and the local vigilante saved the suspect from being lynched. It was also gathered that Mr Okonkwo, a furniture maker, had been dating the suspect, a relationship his wife confirmed, and had been battling to stop.

When contacted, the couple’s landlord, Mr Sunday, who lives outside the community, described the alleged killing of the innocent children as unfortunate and declined further comment. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra State, Mr Emeka Chukwuemeka, confirmed the incident and said the matter was being handled by the State Criminal Investigation Department in Awka, the state capital.

[Daily Sun]



  1. Jane

    January 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    I hope married men read this. It is so unfortunate that young lives were wasted through no fault of theirs but due to their father’s infidelity.

    • Sunday chiebere onobi

      January 20, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Unbelevable thing.i pity 4 the children may there gentle soul rest in peace(AMEN) GIRLS RE SOO WICKED.

      • Fidelia

        January 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

        don’t just put the whole belame on the girl do what she did is evil, but it is the faulty of the man. INFACT MEN ARE USELESS, AT TIMES I PREFER BEEN SINGLE

        • Elzoe

          April 9, 2013 at 6:23 PM

          @ Fidelia…was father foolish for giving birth to u
          dis’ just o story dat u shud learn from and dont b silly

  2. Yanks

    January 20, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    What a wicked world! Killed Four innocent souls because of their stupid father, may God almighty save us from the hands of the devil

  3. idowu david ojo

    January 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    come what may,those children didn’t deserve that cruel treament. For that useless girl,course be upon her and her generation, infact may her generation seized to exist on this planet earth. Justice must be done with immediate effect. And for the unfaithful man let him rotten in jail. Thank God the wife is just 28 let her go and marry another man joo!

  4. Rolnik

    January 20, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Its such a sad news,i wish our married men wil learn 4rm dis,d souls of d innocent kids wil fight.i only pity d mother cos she loose alot.

  5. Nwatu Tony

    January 20, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Haw can some one be so heartless and wicked over his fellow humanbeing.But they must be a force behind all this, because this is too much ooo! may d gentle souls of d innosent kids rest in perfect peace!

  6. Ms. Ola Blessed

    January 21, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Yo is this real?!?!?! This is why I stay away from Naija news!! HABA!!! God have mercy on us all! I bet that man never thought his children would pay with their lives because of his affair. And what kinda crazy guh was he sleeping with?!?!?! K’Oluwa S’anu wa ki awa na s’anu ara wa!!!! tooooo toooo SAD

    but yo again, i ask is this website reputable?!?! :-/ this can’t be life

  7. ugochi

    January 21, 2013 at 7:58 AM

    That girl is evil God ll punish her but married men no dey hear word na

  8. Amaka okafor

    January 21, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    U mean thing really happened.Dat woman is not normally. She is Condemned forever. May their souls rest in perfect peaceU mean thing really happened.Dat woman is not normally. She is Condemned forever. May their souls rest in perfect peace

  9. Star

    January 21, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    You womanizers who sleep with every woman under a skirt. Please think of your families safety. It is not worth risking your family life because of your stupidity.

  10. Pereyi Joseph

    January 21, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    dis is wat happen when a married man will say, ”egusi soup no dey sweet 2 eat everyday” refering 2 his wife as egusi soup n decide 2 go in2 extra-marital affair, wat a poor lady who av lose her innocent children.


    January 22, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    see what away match has cause,d world of God is sure: thou shall nt committ adultry.

  12. Fidelia

    January 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    from the look of things i have come to know that females are more faithful in terms of marriage than males. This man is nothing but a DEVIL because if not that he is dating the other woman this ugly incident won’t have happened. USELESS AND FOOLISH MAN.

    • John

      February 13, 2013 at 1:36 PM

      From ur over genesilization, there4 u are more faith, rite? If u have a personal problem with ur man, must u use dis as an opportunity 2say anytin u wish say… Giving all males bad image when u are worst dan all evil men combine.

  13. Romeo

    January 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Maybe the man promised to leave his wife for the serial murderer not knowing what reneging on his promise would cost him both parties are to blame for their actions (adultery) but for the death of the 4 kids the woman should solely be blamed. Since the love trio took place in the same community, that girl would be lying if she says she never knew the man was married. An ex of my brother in-law was hot on his heels until me and my brothers were invited to intervene. Some ladies date married men knowing his status and expecting that all the cards in the pack fall in the lap. in the end all the get are the jokers.

  14. uchenna oraukwu

    January 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Dis is incredible, dat woman shld faze d LAW and dat means she must be sentence 2 death as LAW demands and as 4 d man he must go 2 lyf gail!!

  15. Solex

    January 23, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    God.wat a wicked world.i hv really learnt a lesson here.infact 2 hell wit all la****

  16. Juliet kc

    January 24, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    D woman is extermely wicked and her generation 2 generation will never see gud thing in life.she must reap what is sow.4 d man why are we blaming him-it is nt compulsory dat all realationship must lead 2 marriage.dat is why a woman must know what she want before she engage in any realationship.

  17. karen Onyinye Udechukwu

    February 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Dis is sad news, i think dat married men ll learn lesson 4rm dis. wht hv d 4 innocent children done dat dis woman ll kill dem. may der souls rest in peace. She is a vampire nt a human being. She hv 2 face d LAW wicked woman

  18. Jude jude

    April 4, 2013 at 3:40 PM

    Chinekeeee) what” dat woman must have some thing different with dat man nt only dating issue if nt she could have kill the man and let de leaders of 2moro live?” chai what a pity to the mother?” infact i won’t marry again self na by force, women’s re devil with their smelling thing!!!!!

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