WIFE BOUGHT CUTLASS TWO WEEKS BEFORE ATTACKING HUSBAND – POLICE
A jealous housewife, Oluwakemi Etu, who hacked her husband, Kehinde Etu, to a coma on Saturday has told the police that she bought a new machete two weeks before the act for the purpose of punishing Kehinde.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer for the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who stated this on Monday, also told our correspondent that Oluwakemi explained further that after purchasing the machete, she hid it in her apartment in the Erinlu area of Ijebu Ode, so as not to arouse suspicion.
“She said her waiting paid off last Saturday as she succeeded in luring her husband to her apartment,” the PPRO added.
Our correspondent gathered that she had invited the husband over to her residence to spend the weekend with her, which the man honoured without suspecting any foul play.
It was learnt that while he was there, she treated him warmly, but later attacked him with machete, inflicting several deep cuts on his chest and other parts of the body while he was asleep.
Oluwakemi was arrested by men of the Obalende Police Division, while the husband was rushed to the General Hospital in Ijebu Ode, where he is receiving medical attention.
The state acting spokesperson said the machete Oluwakemi used to inflict wounds on her husband had been recovered.
He said, “The woman has told the police that she bought the cutlass she used in inflicting cuts on her husband two weeks before she attacked him.
“She claimed that she attacked her hubby because he wanted to marry a second wife.”
Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the suspect would soon be charged to court with either “wounding or attempted murder.”
Meanwhile, a source at the state General Hospital, Ijebu Ode, said Kehinde was responding to treatment.