The Imo State Police command has arrested a fourty-five (45) years old man, Mr. Ochieze Chinedu who hails from Isiala Ngwa in Imo state over attempted murder, assault and occasioning harm on his three children.
This information was contained in a statement by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ikeokwu Godson Orlando in Owerri, on Thursday.
According to the statement, Chinedu is a native of Isiala Ngwa, but resides in Aboh Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, THE DAILY VENDOR reports.
According to SP Ikeokwu, “On the 26th of April 2020, Based on credible intelligence, operatives of the command stormed Aboh Umulolo in Okigwe Local Government Area and arrested Mr. Ochieze Chinedu a 45 years old man, a native of Isiala Ngwa, and his three children, Success a 12 years old girl, Richard an 11 years old boy and Confidence a girl too were rescued in the process.”
The statement further disclosed that, preliminarily investigation revealed that he kept his children in chains and locked them up in a shop, and goes to hit the kids with a hammer intermittently claiming that they are the architect of his misfortune.
SP Ikeokwu said the children have been rescued and taken to the hospital for treatment, and the suspect will be prosecuted accordingly.