Mr. Uwaila Idehen, who killed his 28- year- old wife, Maureen and two sons, has expressed regrets over his action.
His sons were Dereck ,3, and Desmond 2.
The 35-year-old Idehen, said the minor misunderstanding he had with his late wife had been resolved but he didn’t understand why he still killed them.
He spoke to newsmen when he was paraded at the headquarters of the Edo Police Command.
Uwaila, a tipper driver, said he has been married to his wife for ten years but he was still accused of infidelity.
His six- year- old daughter narrowly escaped death even though she was in the same room with her siblings and mother.
The victims were lying on the bed while the lucky daughter was sleeping on the ground when the father fired the fatal shot through a locked door.
A quarrel was said to have ensued on Sunday morning in which the woman reportedly told the suspect she would also date other men since her husband was unrepentant.
Uwaila drove out of the house and came back to kill his wife and sons.
According to him: “I don’t know what happened. I didn’t intend to do it. They are my lovely children. How can I lose two children at the same time?
“We have been married for ten years. We have a minor issue. I do not know how the gun exploded. I bought the gun six years ago.
“Some boys that came to ransack my house took the bag containing the license for the gun.”
Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosun, said Idehen shot his victims with English- made doubled- barrelled gun over a mere misunderstanding.