A 60-year-old Ghanaian, Bonga Augustus, on Thursday September 27th, killed his spouse and himself with an axe after an argument at their house in Baba Ijebu Village, Akanran, Ona Ara council space of Ibadan, Oyo State
In keeping with residents of the group the place the incident occurred, the Ghanaian man, a farmer, was married to his spouse, Margaret from Benue state who had a daughter. Throughout the course of their quarell, the man went right into a rage, used the axe on his spouse, them on his stepdaughter who survived with severe accidents earlier than utilizing the axe to kill himself.
“They have been exhausting working couple who seemed good dwelling collectively. From what we knew, they didn’t all the time quarrel. Folks knew them as a cheerful couple in the group. However in the midnight, we have been awoken by a scream from the couple’s room. By the point we have been capable of intervene, he had used an axe to injure his spouse.
“We couldn’t secure her as a result of he threatened to assault us with the axe. The lady’s gut protruded. When the stepdaughter moved near the man, he additionally stabbed her with the axe. She was injured in the face and spinal wire. A short time after, the girl died. We prevented the husband from operating away. Figuring out that he had been overpowered, he ripped his abdomen open with the axe. He was taken to the Akanran Police Station the place he died. The stepdaughter was later taken to a hospital for remedy.” a neighbor advised Punch
Confirming the incident, the state police command spokesperson, Adekunle Ajisebutu, stated investigation had already begun to unravel what led to the tragedy.