By Charles Nwabardi
A sixty-year-old man, Mr Uguru Ugbo, from Ohagewaka Izzi in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has reportedly killed his two grandchildren.
Sources revealed that the suspect went on to commit suicide by hanging after committing the double murder.
A man who hailed from the community but pleaded anonymity gave the children’s names as Godspower and Saviour Ugbo, both below five years old.
He strangled them to death. Another grandchild, Chimdirim Ugbo, was also found unconscious and was rushed to the hospital.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Loveth Odah, explained that the suspect allegedly hung himself on a rope at the back of his house after allegedly committing the crime.
She added that ‘the Commissioner of Police had ordered discreet investigations into the matter with the survivor as a person of interest to the police.