A 35-year-old man identified as Uwaila, on Sunday, murdered his wife and children in Edo State because his wife had allegedly committed adultery.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the incident happened at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosun, after visiting the scene promised prompt charging of the suspect to court after investigations were complete.
Uwaila was said to have chased the wife and children into a room where they locked themselves following an argument. He reportedly shot through the door thereby killing his wife and children.
The residents of the community wailed almost uncontrollably when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) came to evacuate the corpses.
According to the suspect who is in police custody, his wife accused him of having girlfriends and threatened to retaliate by going out with other men.
Mr Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.
The suspect said he shot through the door, adding that in the process, the bullet hit them on the bed.
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