A man, Tunde Oyediran, on Friday hacked his wife and two children to death with a cutlass in Inisa community of Odo Otin Local Government Area of Osun State.
The incident was said to have happened around 11pm, throwing the community into confusion.
Tribune reports that Oyediran after killing his family, cut his hands and stomach with the cutlass and called for help saying they were attacked by assailants.
However, preliminary investigation by the Police indicated deception on the part of Oyediran, who was subsequently arrested for the dastardly act and the cutlass used for the killings recovered from him.
The remains of his wife and two children were deposited at Earthly Paradise Mortuary, Ikirun for autopsy.
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Yemisi Opalola, the state Police Public Relations Officer, said the Commissioner of Police has ordered investigation of the incident.