Police in Rivers State have arrested a man who attacked his wife with a machete over for querying his right to bring his lover into their matrimonial home.
The Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko who confirmed the incident said that the female lover of the woman’s husband simply identified as Chima, was also arrested by Elele Police Division.
Iringe-Koko added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday has ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Port Harcourt.
Eyewitnesses said the wife, Wakaego, now in coma, had challenged her husband for bringing his lover into their matrimonial home at Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State on Monday, 15 August, 2022 before the duo descended on her.
Anayo Warisi, an elder brother to the woman, said “My sister’s husband brought in his female lover to the house and the wife started asking him
why he would bring his female lover to the house, the two of them started beating her.
“The husband used machete to cut her all her body, but that of the leg is more severe.
“My elder sister and brother rushed her to hospital at Elele, but she was rejected. The hospital said the wound is too deep and severe and they had to rush her to UPTH (University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital).
“We want the husband arrested because it’s a case of attempted murder.”
A Rivers based NGO, the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has also called for a thorough investigation into the incident.
Gladys Oyenmwen, Secretary of the NGO said if any one is found culpable in the course of investigation, the person should face the law.
She added that domestic violence under any guise has no place in our society and should not be condoled irrespective of who is the perpetrator.