The middle-aged woman was alleged to have slashed the throats of her four-year-old daughter, Nneoma and her two-year-old son, Godswill, with a machete, while the kids were asleep last Wednesday.
The Ebonyi State police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Sylvester Igbo, who confirmed the murder, said Uchaji fled their Elias Odili Street residence, in Abakaliki to Lagos after committing the crime. Narrating the incident, the elder brother to the father of the slain children, Mr. John Uchaji, described the incident as incredible, saying that there was yet no clue as to why the woman could have killed her children without provocation.
He added that the father of the kids came to him midnight on the day of the incident to report what happened. The state police spokesman however, said that the command has commenced investigations into the matter, adding that bodies of the children had been deposited in a mortuary for autopsy. He advised the family not to take laws into their hands, promising that the police would get to the root of the incident.