Man cuts off wife’s hand over suspicion of infidelity

A man who suspected his wife of committing adultery severed one of hands as a lesson.

Machete of destruction

Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, a middle aged woman, will have to live for the rest of her life with one hand after her jealous husband, Jacob Nwachukwu, severed her left arm over allegations that she slept with another man.

The ugly incident which happened at Ogbor Hill area of Aba, Abia State, where the woman lived after her husband lost his job in the town and relocated to their village at Abala.

from Abia State cut off his wife’s left hand over allegation of infidelity. The man’s wife, Mrs Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, is now at a hospital in Aba, while her severed hand had been taken to her husband’s village at Abala for burial.

A co-tenant of the victim told reporters that the couple had lived in the city for many years before Jacob lost his job and left for the village while his wife stayed back to continue with her trading, going home every now and then to stay with the family.

But it seemed some people were taking rumours back to the husband that his wife had a secret lover and Jacob was said to have visited the wife on the said day and during a quarrel, brought out a machete with the intention of killing her but ended up cutting off the hand she used to defend herself.

While neighbours rushed the woman to a hospital, Jacob was said to have left for his village with the severed hand of his wife.

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