The incident occurred after a serious altercation occurred between the couple over infidelity.
A man identified as Chima has reportedly hacked his wife with a machete after she confronted him for bringing his lover to their matrimonial home.
As reported by the Pulse, the incident occurred at Omerelu Community in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Chima’s wife, whose name is identified as Wakaego, was said to have confronted Chima when he brought his lover to the house. As an argument erupted between the couple, Chima and his lover attacked Wakaego and hacked her in the process.
According to the victim’s elder brother Anayo Warisi who spoke to journalists about the incident disclosed that his sister sustained serious injuries from the attack.
“It was this morning (Monday); my sister’s husband brought another woman to their house. So, she asked him why he did that. He started beating her.
“Then he cut her all over her body with a machete. But her leg was worse. My siblings took her to a hospital in Elele, but she was rejected because the injury was serious. So, they moved her to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, where she was admitted.
“We want the husband arrested because this is a case of attempted murder. Let justice be served.”
A spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko confirmed the incident and disclosed that Chima’s lover has been arrested.
“The woman has been arrested and the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department,” she said.
She added that the suspect would soon be arrested to face the wrath of the law.