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Nigerian man commits suicide after killing wife, mother-in-law


Udoamaka Nwamu

A 34-year-old Nigerian man, identified as Udoamaka Nwamu, has taken his own life after killing his wife and mother-in-law in the United States.

It was gathered that Nwamu had recently separated from his wife.

Nwamu, of East Point, Fulton County, took a handgun to his in-laws’ home in Douglasville on Sunday, June 6, where his estranged wife, Kaliyah Nwamu, was staying and fired shots into the front and back of the house on Long Lake Drive.

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Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds said in a news release on Tuesday, June 8, that the gunshots resulted in multiple 911 calls and deputies were dispatched to the house.

Nwamu however forced his way into the house before the arrival of the police.

Deputies were met with gunfire from the house and were forced to take cover, while an emergency response team and hostage negotiator were sent to the scene.

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“During the course of the negotiations with Udoamaka, a single gunshot was heard,” Pounds said.

The response team then entered the house and found Nwamu dead from what Pounds described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Deputies also found the bodies of Nwamu’s estranged wife, 24-year-old Kaliyah Nwamu, and her mother, 46-year-old Nikita Green.

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The case remains under investigation, Pounds added.