The Police Command in Abuja may subject a 45-year old man, who allegedly killed his wife and 16-month-old daughter in Mpape area of the state to psychiatric evaluation to determine his mental state.
It was learnt that the police were considering taking the suspect, Dominic Ogah, for mental evaluation, after he gave explanations that were conflicting and incoherent on the circumstances that led to the murder of his wife, Omagun and daughter, Blessing.
The Punch gathered that the corpses of Ogah’s wife and daughter were found in a primary school, a few metres from their residence in Mpape in October, 2016 after they were stabbed to death.
Ogah was subsequently arrested by detectives at his farm – as the first suspect.
While sources in the police said that the detectives were of the opinion that an outsider could not have killed the victims and then dump their corpses in a public place, Ogah was unable to explicitly explain what led to the death of his wife and child.
The suspect, in an interview with Northern City News, in Abuja, was unable to answer several questions thrown at him and merely stared into space.
However, in the light of the incident, another police officer, who is familiar with the investigation into the murder, squealed that the suspect was alleged to have killed someone in Ibadan, Oyo State in a similar circumstance, some years ago.
According to the officer, Ogah’s sister told the police that the suspect was mentally ill, adding that he had been treated at a psychiatric hospital.
The detective said: “The suspect’s sister informed us that Ogah committed a similar crime when he was living in Ibadan sometime ago. She explained that he was taken to a psychiatric hospital after the incident and when they felt he had recovered, he was released.
“So, we may have to take him to a psychiatric hospital to know his mental state.”