A man who killed his wife and young daughter says he was pushed into it out of frustration and poverty.
Daily Sun reports that Ogar who is an indigene of Okpoma village in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, committed the dastardly act on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at their residence in Mpape, a suburb of Abuja, when he used a knife to stab them to death in the middle of the night.
It was gathered that Ogar who confessed to the police after he was arrested, said he took the decision of killing his family because he could not take adequate care of them.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Mustafa, said Ogar who slept with his wife and their only daughter on the same bed, woke up suddenly in the middle of the night and stabbed both of them to death and they died instantly.
Mustafa added that Ogar then carried the corpses of the wife, Omago, 27, and the daughter identified as Blessing, to a nearby primary school in the area where he allegedly wrote a small note and dropped it beside the corpses and then ran off to hide in his farm.
A neighbour of the Ogars who identified himself as Destiny Onwusuaka, said they woke up to notice a trail of blood that led to the door of the Ogar's apartment.
“It was around 7:00am when I discovered stains of blood on the floor and followed the trail to the door of Ogar.
When I looked into the room, I saw a pool of blood but I didn’t see the husband or the victims. It was later that I saw the two corpses where the husband dropped them.
I shouted and called our neighbours. We then ran to the police to report what we saw. We started searching for the husband. It took four days before we found him and arrested him in his farm on October 11, 2016."
Upon interrogation at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the FCT Command, Ogar said:
“I don’t have a job; I cannot feed my family. I can only feed myself, and God should forgive me for what I have done.
I don’t know what came to my mind; it was frustration that led me to stab my wife and only daughter to enable me to survive in life.”
CP Mustafa who said the corpses of the victims have been deposited at a morgue in the city insisted that Ogar would soon be arraigned to answer charges to the murder.