A mentally deranged man has been arrested in Abuja for allegedly stabbing his wife and daughter to death in the night.
Daily Trust reports that Ogah, an indigene of Benue State, stabbed his wife, Omago, and daughter, Blessing, to death in the early hours of Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Mpape, a suburb of the Bwari Area Council in the FCT.
According to an in-law of the suspect, Ogah is said to have a mental illness while the late wife was said to be an imbecile.
The in-law, Robert Onwusoaka who is married to Ogah's younger sister, narrated that the incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday while people were still asleep.
Onwusoaka who is also the owner of the house where Ogah stayed with his family, said he was curious when he did not see them in the morning and when he went to the room to find out, he was surprised to see blood all over the place but saw nobody.
According to him, Ogah had dragged the bodies of his wife and daughter to a school toilet near the house and that was where they were discovered.
“There was no problem between the man and his wife. I was the one taking care of them. Ogah did not use to stay at home; he used to go to the farm and return at night.
He has a mental problem, but it does not disturb him as he can farm very well. A day before he committed the murder, he ironed my clothes and polished my shoes.
He can do anything as a human being just that his senses are not okay. He does not fight people. It is only his farm he would complain about.
He would come back and complain that people went to his farm. Anytime he goes to the farm and discovers that people went there and destroyed anything, he would come back to complain and make trouble with himself."
"He does not like anybody to touch his things. We, including his wife, don’t touch his things. I have been responsible for taking care of the wife and child.
The wife had a speech defect and she had a challenge in her movement. You could describe her as a half-imbecile.”