Chukwuemeka Obijiofor, an artisan from Ofufe Nza village in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, who killed his wife last month, said he committed the act because he found out that she was cheating on him.
The 28-year-old also confessed to killing his child because his wife confirmed to him that the boy was not his.
Obijiofor claimed that he may have been under the control of an unknown spirit, which compelled him to kill both of them.
The suspect, who killed both victims with a shovel, was on Saturday paraded at the police command headquarters in Amawbia by the spokesperson of the command, CSP Haruna Mohammed.
Obijiofor, who spoke to journalists, said:
“On that fateful day, I had gone to borrow money from a client to take to her (wife) so that she can cook food early and not wait for me to come back before cooking.
“When I came home to give her the money, I saw two strange men in my house. When I queried my wife, she took me to the backyard, telling me to calm down.
“Please, I want you people to forgive me, what happened was a mistake. She was trying to calm me down when I noticed that the men had left. They left without even greeting me. So, I got annoyed and left my wife and child. I told her to leave me and let me go on my own since she has already chosen the people she loves.
“I went my own and sat somewhere to smoke my hemp, but my wife was still following me about and dragging with me. She did not want me to continue my work, so after I had taken my hemp, I found out that it made the matter even worse. That was what happened,” he said.