The family of Nicholas Adetsav, who was allegedly killed by his wife, on Monday attacked and molested the correspondents of The PUNCH and The SUN newspapers, John Charles and Mrs Rose Ejembi, respectively.
A house wife, Mrs Rachael Adetsav, was reported to have killed her husband, three children and later stabbed herself to death on Friday night.
The reporters had earlier visited the residence of the deceased family, the school where the children were attending and later proceeded to the local government secretariat where both the husband and wife were working before their death.
At the secretariat, some of colleagues and friends of the deceased, who spoke with the reporters, stated that members of the Adetsav family were also around and in a meeting with officials of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees.
After their meeting with the NULGE Secretary, Mandu Igber, the reporters approached the women, who were identified as members of the Adetsav family for audience, when one of them flared up and heaped insults on the reporters for writing rubbish about their family.
All efforts to calm her down were rebuffed as the woman insisted that she would not interact with any reporter. She added that journalists were the architect of the misinformation and negative impression the public was having about the family in respect to the incident.
Other family members surged towards the reporters, while one of them dispossessed the PUNCHman of his gadget while trying to escape the mob action.
However, some members of staff of the local government whisked The SUN correspondent through a window to the vigilante office, while the family members held the PUNCHmanhostage until he was also rescued by the NULGE officials.