A man, who was engaged in a fight with his neighbour in Isaba-Ekiti, Ekiti State allegedly chopped off the left wrist of a pregnant woman, Aisha Adam, with a cutlass.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent, who visited the pregnant woman and mother of four on her hospital bed on Monday, reports that the left hand of the victim was cut off from the wrist.
The victim’s husband, Mohammed Admams, told NAN that there was a quarrel between him and his neighbour, resulting in the chopping off of his wife’s hand.
Admams said: “My wife, the victim, reported to me that our neighbour had fought with her while I was away.
“I challenged him and in the process, both of us started fighting.
“My neighbour rushed inside his room, brought out a cutlass and I also brought out a cutlass in defence.
“When the man came out, my wife tried to intervene and he slashed her with the cutlass.
“Her wrist immediately fell-off her hand.”
Confirming the incident, a Police Officer, who only identified himself as Peter, told NAN that a case of a man cutting off a woman’s hand was reported at Ikole Police Division.
He said a suspect had been arrested and the case transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department at the State Police Command Headquarters, Ado-Ekiti.
It was gathered that the victim is still receiving treatment at a hospital in Ikole-Ekiti.
It was also reports that the hand that was cut-off had been deposited at the mortuary.