The victim, Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, was said to be rushed to a nearby hospital where she is currently receiving treatment
Confirming the incident, a female co-tenant, who pleaded anonymity, said the husband lost his job and had to relocate to the village alone, after the couple had lived in the city for years.
“The couple had always quarreled any time the man visited his wife in the city, to the extent that all the tenants are aware and intervened in their quarrels,” she said.
It was gathered that the husband visited his wife on the fateful day and during their usual quarrel, brought out a machete, cut off the wife’s hand and left with it to the village while neighbours rushed her to the hospital.
However, the wife’s suspected lover was said to be on the run.
A police officer at Ogbor Hill Police Station who confirmed the incident said they had already commenced investigation into the matter.