An accusation of infidelity that started like a joke has led to the death of three persons in the household of a 35-year-old man simply identified as Uwaila.

Uwaila was arrested by the police in Edo for shooting his wife and two sons dead. The incident happened on Sunday at Ovbiogie village in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area.

Security agents were said to have evacuated the corpses to an undisclosed mortuary.

The suspect, who is now in police custody, said that his wife accused him of having extramarital affairs.

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He added that his wife threatened to also go out with other men.

Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and came back to see that his wife had locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms.

He added that he shot through the door and the bullets hit them on the bed.

The state Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, who visited the scene, said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation had been concluded.

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