Tragedy struck in Mpape, an Abuja shanty town, when a man killed his wife and son in cold blood and disappeared into thin air.
An eye-witness said that the man whose identity could not be ascertained at the time of going to press, said the incident occurred yesterday morning close to the Gwari market in Mpape.
According to the eye-witness, after the man killed the woman and child, he took their corpses and hide it in a classroom in a primary school very close to their residence, before taking to his heels.
Neighbours around the vicinity of the incident said operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) had already visited the scene and carted away the corpses.
Some of the residents who spoke under condition of anonymity said the suspected murderer could be insane and so committed the act unconsciously.
However, other residents debunked the claim pointing out that if the man was indeed insane, he would not have absconded after committing the act. According to them, only a person with his right senses would go into hiding after committing murder.
The FCT Police Command spokesman, Mr. Mamsah Anjuguri, he said he was not aware of the incident but promised to call back after making enquires. At the time of going to press the FCT PPRO did not call back.