Man kills three female children, refrigerates bodies in Enugu

The police in Enugu have arrested one Ifeanyi Amadikwa, 52, in Enugu metropolis for allegedly killing and dumping his three female children in a fridge.

Spokesperson for the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Ndukwe said the suspect, who lives in 74 Nkwubor Road, Emene near Enugu, was arrested on January 4 at about 7:30pm.

He added that the suspect was arrested by police operatives attached to Enugu Metro Police Area Command.

According to the police spokesperson, the three female children murdered are Chidalum Amadikwa,11 (who is his step-daughter), Amarachi Amadikwa, 8, and Ebubechukwu Amadikwa, 4.

He said, “Preliminary investigation showed that the suspect’s wife and mother of the children, went to the market with her only male child on January 4, leaving the others in the suspect’s custody.

“She, however, came back in the evening hours of the said date and could not find any of the three children. But while searching for them, the suspect drew her attention to the said fridge he had brought back home from his shop on January 2 and kept in their apartment’s veranda.

“And on a closer observation, the lifeless bodies of the children were found in the fridge with bruises, suggesting that they might have been murdered and dumped in the fridge.”

Ndukwe said that the bodies of the deceased children were immediately moved to the hospital where they were confirmed dead by medical doctors on duty and deposited in the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lawal Abubakar, had commiserated with the mother, relatives and friends of the deceased children.

The police spokesperson said that the commissioner had called for a thoroug investigation into the case in a bid to dispense justice.