Man in po­lice net over at­tack on wife, mother-in-law

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Po­lice in Edo State have ar­rested one Iyen Igie­bor for al­legedly at­tack­ing his wife and mother-in-law in the state.

The sus­pect, who was said to have been repa­tri­ated after un­suc­cess­ful stay abroad, was al­leged to have moved into his in-law’s house after fail­ing to se­cure his own ac­com­mo­da­tion.

It was gath­ered that an ar­gu­ment en­sued be­tween the cou­ple due to the al­leged re­fusal of the wife to ac­com­pany him to the place where the sus­pect claimed to have found an apart­ment for rent.

It was fur­ther gath­ered that the dis­agree­ment re­sulted in a sep­a­ra­tion be­tween them.

Igie­bor, an­gered by the de­vel­op­ment later at­tacked the wife with a machete while on her way from the mar­ket, leav­ing her with a deep cut on her arm, a source said.

The source said the moth­erin-law also sus­tained a cuts in the head and face. They were res­cued by a neigh­bour who heard their cries.

“The woman and her mother were com­ing back from the mar­ket at night, at about 9pm, and did not know the man was wait­ing for them. He wanted to cut off the woman’s head but she de­fended her­self with her hand and sus­tained a cut. He also in­jured his mother-in­law,” the source said.

The sus­pect is said to have been ar­rested by op­er­a­tives of the Aduwawa po­lice sta­tion.

When con­tacted, the Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Mr. John­son Kokumo, said he would get back to our reporter on the is­sue but could be­fore go­ing to press.

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