A middle-aged man named Joanki Okhiria has been arrested by the Edo State Police Command for shooting his wife after a fight and amputating her arm.
The State Police spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Monday, said the incident happened at the Ekae community in the New Etete area, GRA, Benin City, on June 3rd.
According to a police spokeswoman, the suspect and his wife got into a fight, and after picking up his revolver, he fired a shot at her, injuring her left hand.
“On June 3, the police received a complaint from some elders of the Ekae community that Joanki Okhiria shot his wife, Tina Okhiria, during an argument with his father.
“In the process, Okhiria shot Tina with his double barrel gun on the left hand and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment. The affected hand has been amputated,” Nwabuzor said.
He added that the police have apprehended the suspect and would soon charge the suspect in court after an investigation.