Man goes wild, machetes wife, 2 Children, 4 others in Ebonyi




A Thirty-five year old man, Simon Ugbala from Onyikwa Nkaleke, Ozibo community in Ebonyi local government area of Ebonyi state on Tuesday went psychotic and killed his wife, two children and four others.

The other four he attacked are lying critically in  Accident and Emergency unit of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (FETHA).

Ugbala who is suspected to be in mental disarray had on Monday attacked about 10 persons with machete before the youths of the area came after him and he ran into the bush.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Loveth Odah while confirming the incident said the police has already been hinted.

Odah said: “on 21st January 2019 at about 2:pm, a councilor from Ebonyi local government, Mr. Friday Nwigube representing Onyikwa ward,  came to Kpirikpiri police  station and reported that one Ugbala Simon of about 35 years suspected to be insane man went about inflicting machete cuts on people.

“A combine team of detectives rushed to the village where they found
several persons with deep machete cuts. They were rushed to Teaching
Hospital Abakaliki where seven of the victims were confirmed dead by a
medical Doctor. Four others were still receiving treatment but on
critical condition. Police detective and youths of the community are
presently looking for the man.

“Insane person is no more one person business. When one person is suspected to be insane, the community should come together and take the person away to the community. I think they have place to stay which is Psychiatric hospital. It is a place where a suspected insane person is treated.

“You are talking about disorganizing the community, yes! When seven persons are already dead and two others are in critical condition, what do you expect. Police are there and since yesterday morning they have been there. The youths of the community are also helping the police to ensure that this person is arrested.”

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