Doctors at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Rivers state, are currently battling to save a housewife simply identified as Nwakaego, after her husband’s concubine, attacked her with a machete.
NigeriaCrime.com learned that Nwakaego was attacked by her husband, Chima, and his lover after she challenged him for bringing home his mistress on Monday at Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers State.
According to Nwakaego’s elder brother, Anayo Warisi, “my sister’s husband brought in his lover to the house and the wife confronted him, asking why he would do so.
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Her husband and the mistress immediately pounced on her and started beating her. Both of them used a machete to inflict injury all over her body but the cuts on her leg are more severe.
“My elder sister and brother took Nwakaego to the hospital at Elele. She was rejected. The hospital said the wound is much and referred her to UPTH. We want the husband arrested because it’s a case of attempted murder. We suspect he aims to kill my sister.”
Meantime Gladys Oyenmwen, Secretary to the rights group, the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has called for a thorough investigation into the incident and anyone found culpable made to face the law.
Confirming the incident, the Spokesperson for Rivers Police command, SP Grace Iringe Koko, revealed that the female lover of the victim’s husband has been arrested by Elele Police Division and the commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday, has ordered that the case be transfered to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Port Harcourt.