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Police arrest fleeing landlord who butchered married female tenant for rejecting love overtures.


Nelson Chidiebere

The Azikiwe Police Division, Mile 2 Diobu, Port Harcourt City Council of Rivers State on Sunday arrested a man simply identified as Alabo for allegedly using a machete to cut his female tenant for rejecting his love advances. 

Alabo had been on the run after the incident which happened on the 15th of May, but was arrested following several months of trailing by the Police.

The female tenant, Mrs Comfort Nwagadi confirmed the arrest of the suspect, while recounting her ordeal, noted that the suspect, Alabo had ambushed her immediately after she entered the compound that fateful day.

She said Alabo attacked her with a machete the moment she entered the compound cutting her on her head and fingers.

She also noted that the landlord also attacked her husband who came to her rescue and gave him several machete cuts before he fled that particular night.

According to her, Alabo started targeting her after she turned down his alleged love advance.

She explained: “He cut me with cutlass because he wanted us to enter an intimate relationship but I refused so he used cutlass to cut me on that fateful day when me and my husband returned around after 8 pm. 

“We did not know he was hiding in the passage with the machete and as we wanted to enter that was how he started to cut us with the machete. When my husband came to my rescue, he also used the machete on him. 

“Since then we both can not make use of our hands properly. Now that the landlord has been arrested I want him to be tried in court so that justice shall prevail. We stayed in the hospital for two weeks and three days.”

The victim demanded justice on the matter. It was gathered that the married woman sustained machete cuts on the head, hands, and fingers while the husband sustained machete cuts on the head and hand.

Two different fingers of  Mrs Comfort and that of her husband are no longer functioning as a result of the machete cut.

Recall that the case file was transferred from the Azikiwe Police Division to the State Criminal Investigation And Intelligence Department(SCIID) at the directive of the Commissioner of Police.

The spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command SP Grace Iringe Koko was yet to respond to enquiry on the incident by our reporter.

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