A woman, Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu has gotten her hand cut off by her husband, Jacob Nwachukwu at Abala in Obingwa, Abia State for allegedly cheating on him. She is said to be currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Aba, while her severed hand had been taken to her husband’s village at Abala for burial.
A female co-tenant of Mrs. Nwachukwu, who pleaded anonymity, told Southern City News 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.
According to neighbours, the couple frequently quarrel anytime the man visited from the village.
The source alleged to Southern City News 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 was severed.
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.
The Area Commander, Aba Police Command, Mr. Peter Wabara, said the incident had yet to be reported to him. However, a police officer at Ogbor Hill Police Station confirmed the incident.