A man simply identified as Chima and his female lover have reportedly hacked the man’s wife with a machete in Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was gathered that trouble started when the man’s wife identified as Nwakaego confronted him for bringing his female lover into their home on Monday.

The man was said to have fled after realising the enormity of his actions, as blood stains were all over the house.

Elder brother to the battered woman, Anayo Warisi, while speaking with newsmen in Port Harcourt said his in-law and his lover attacked his sister, while the man used a machete freely on his wife.

Warisi said his sister was seriously injured, especially on her leg due to the matchete cuts inflicted on her and was rushed to the hospital.

Meanwhile, a group, the Centre for Basic Rights Protection and Accountability Campaign has called for a thorough investigation into the incident.

Secretary of the body in Rivers State, Gladys Oyenmwen, said anyone who is found culpable should be made to face the law.

In the same vein the spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe Koko, confirmed the incident, saying the fleeing man’s lover had been arrested.


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