A 33-year-old woman has been arrested for killing her two children at Osumenyi Street, Omagba Phase 2, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The suspect, a banker, identified as Chinasa Orizu, was said to have killed the two kids, 4-year old daughter Chisom and 4-month-old son Kamsiyochukwu, with a sledgehammer.
The suspect had earlier threatened to kill the children after a misunderstanding she had with the husband.
A neighbor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the suspect had sent her house-help on an errand to enable her carry out her intention.
“Few minutes after the maid stepped out, she took a sledgehammer and hit her daughter on the head and she died instantly.
“It was while she was hitting the four- month-old son that the maid returned from the errand, and immediately she saw her.
“She screamed and ran away,” the source said.
The source also added that the suspect ran after the maid, to kill her too, but the maid succeeded in escaping and raised the alarm that attracted other neighbors.
The woman claimed she killed her two children ‘on spiritual command’, according to Dele Asiwaju.