Man Kills Self, Four Children, Maid, Because Of Wife’s Infidelity

This may sound like a Nollywood scripted movie, but, unfortunately, this is a true life story. A 47-year-old man, Stephen Nnadiogo on Saturday in Awada Obosi, in the Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, has reportedly stabbed and killed his four children and a maid before drinking a potent poison to kill himself.

The four children were aged between two and 10, while the housemaid, Ogechi, was said to be 18-year-old. All the victims hailed from Isu Njaba, Imo State.

Nnadiogo and his wife, 32-year-old Chika, had reportedly endured a strained marital relationship as he accused the wife of infidelity.

Chika reportedly told her husband that she did not bear the children for him whenever they had disagreements.

A witness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Chika was at her medicine shop around 8.45pm when all hell broke loose.

He said, “Whenever the couple had issues, the woman would say that he was not the biological father of their kids.

“She said that she engaged in extra marital affairs because her husband was impotent. The man would in turn call her a prostitute and a randy woman who could not be satisfied by one man.

“On Saturday, as the wife left their house for her medicine store in the evening, with their four children left behind, her husband called the children one after the other. He observed their face closely and thereafter began to stab them with a knife.”

The source said after killing all his children, Nnadiogo chased the housemaid around his apartment and killed her.

“He hid himself in one of the rooms in the four-storeyed building where they lived and took his own life by taking poison.

“Before he killed himself, he said ‘let her (Chika) now go and stay with the biological father of her children,’” the source added.

The Awada Divisional Police Officer, Mr. Martin Mbajunwa, confirmed the incident, noting that investigation was ongoing.

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