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Police arrest man for killing relatives in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi State have arrested Ochie Chibuike for allegedly killing two of his relatives and a laborer with a machete at Obegu farm in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state. 

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mrs Loveth Odah told Radio Nigeria that the victims were working in the farm when they were attacked by the suspect.

She noted that the victims were identified as Ogechi, the wife of the brother of the assailant, his younger sister, Margareth and a hired laborer whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report.

The Police Public Relations Officer said the attacker was arrested and mobbed by the youths of the community but was rescued and rushed to the hospital by the police.

The remains of the victims have been deposited in a mortuary while police were yet to ascertain the motive behind the attack.

Reporting by Amechi Odo; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare