A man identified as Jacob Nwachukwu has been accused of cutting off his wife’s left hand over an allegation of infidelity, according to a Daily Post report, relying on a story in the Punch.
It was gathered that the victim, Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, was still married to the assailant although they did not reside together.
According to the report, Nwachukwu, had visited his wife on the said day and a quarrel ensued, during which he brought out a machete, cut off the wife’s hand and left with it to the village while neighbours rushed her to the hospital.
The source said the couple had lived in the city for years before the husband lost his job and had to relocate to the village, leaving his wife, a trader, in the city, alleging that Nwachukwu’s intention was to kill his wife with the machete but missed the target as the woman was said to have used her hand to defend herself before her hand was severed.
The wife’s suspected lover is said to be on the run while the victim’s landlord reported the incident to a police station close to the hospital along Ogbor Hill.
The Area Commander, Aba Police Command, Mr. Peter Wabara, who confirmed the incident, said investigations into the matter had commenced, noting that the victim is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in the state.