Why Angry Husband Cut Off His Wife's Hand in Abia State (Graphic Photo)
According to a Punch report, a man identified as Jacob Nwachukwu reportedly cut off his wife’s left hand over an allegation of infidelity at Abala in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
The report revealed that the woman whose hand was cut off identified as Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu currently receiving treatment at a local hospital in Aba had been in a serious marital battle with the husband who accused her of cheating.
Information gathered from the woman's co-tenant revealed 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.
She said, “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.”
On the fateful day the incident happened, it was gathered that the husband visited his wife and during their usual quarrel, 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 alleged that Mr. 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 it (hand) was severed.
It was also gathered that the wife’s suspected lover has fled since the incident happened. It was the landlord who reported the incident to a police station close to the hospital along Ogbor Hill, where the woman is currently on admission.
A police officer at Ogbor Hill Police Station confirmed the incident to Punch and said investigation into the matter had commenced.