By AGBO SUNDAY, Abakaliki
A thirty two year old man known as Henry Igwe has attacked six members of his family with cutlass in their residential home located at Number Ten Barrister Egbu Crescent Aguogboriga Abakaliki in Ebonyi State.
Our Correspondent reports that the victims include the Personal Assistant to the Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Mr. Tobias Igwe and his wife.
The severity of the machete cuts resulted in the Personal Assistant to the State Chief Judge, Mr Tobias Igwe being rushed to an undisclosed Hospital in Enugu while his wife and four others were receiving treatment at the Plastic and Surgical Unit of Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki as at the time of filing this report.
One of the victims, Miss Ijeoma Igwe explained that their brother Henry attacked them early in the morning while they were still on their beds.
She pointed out that it was an unprovoked attack while Henry was not known to be having any mental ill health as at the time of the incident.
Another victim, Miss Florence Igwe said Henry first lunched the attack on the Personal Assistant to the State Chief Judge and his wife and further attacked them when they intervened to stop him.
Unity Times however gathered from a close family member Mr Nwabuchi Onuagaba that the entire family members including the attacker had in the previous night had a family meeting which ended peacefully.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Judiciary, Mr Eugene Okafor confirmed the attack on the PA to the State Chief Judge noting that he was responding to treatment.
Though the attack was said to have been reported to the Police, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr Jude Madu was indisposed to confirm whether the attacker has been arrested or not.