The Enugu State Police Command said on Tuesday it had arrested one Chima Odo, suspected to be a lunatic, over the alleged killing of his step-sister, Ndidiamaka Odo.
A statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ebere Amaraizu, said that the suspect also injured two other family members – his step-mother, Cordelia Odo, and another step-sister, Neriruka Odo.
It said that the suspect and his victims were residents of Umuagali Amala in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu.
“The reason for his attack on family members is not known, but the account by witnesses indicated that he used an axe to kill the step-sister and inflict injuries on his-step mother and another step-sister,” the statement said.
It stated that the suspect was being questioned, while those injured were battling for survival at Bridget Hospital, Obollo-Afor.
The statement said that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the hospital’s mortuary.