A 35-year-old man, simply identified as Uwaila, has allegedly shot dead his wife and two sons.
The incident occurred yesterday morning at Ovbiogie village in Ovia North East Local Government.
News men learnt that the man shot through the door into the room where his wife and children ran into and locked themselves in.
Residents cried when officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) came to evacuate the bodies.
Narrating what happened, the suspect, who is in police custody, said his wife accused him of having girlfriends.
He said she threatened to also go out with other men. Uwaila said he drove out of the house in anger and returned later to discover that his wife had locked herself and his sons inside one of the rooms. He said he shot through the door and the bullet hit them on the bed.
Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu, who visited the scene, said the suspect would be arraigned after investigation.