It was a case of love turned sour in Abia State after a man identified as Jacob Nwachukwu reportedly cut off his wife’s left hand over an allegation bothering on infidelity.
The incident, which took place at Abala in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state landed the victim, Mrs. Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, in hospital bed.
According to a report by the Punch, she is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital in Aba, while her severed hand had been taken to her husband’s village at Abala for burial.
A female co-tenant of the victim, disclosed that 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.
“The couple had always quarreled any time the man visited his wife in the city, to the extent that all the tenants are aware and intervened in their quarrels”, she said.
It was gathered that the husband visited his wife on the fateful day and during their usual quarrel, 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 wife’s suspected lover is said to be on the run while her landlord reported the incident to a police station close to the hospital along Ogbor Hill, where the woman is currently on admission.
While responding to a text message, the Area Commander, Aba Police Command, Mr. Peter Wabara, said the incident had yet to be reported to him.
But a police officer at Ogbor Hill Police Station confirmed the incident and said investigation into the matter had commenced.