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Husband cuts off his wife’s hand and disappears with it after accusing her of cheating

By Mason White 2:04 PM July 30, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
Police are looking to arrest a man on a charge of assault after allegedly cutting off his wife’s hand before disappearing with it, police in Nigeria said.

Abia State police said that Jacob Nwachukwu, cut off the left hand of his wife after accusing her of having sex with another man.

The wife, Nwadiokeonu Nwachukwu, is currently recovering at a hospital without her hand after the husband left with it. The incident happened in the couple’s home on Monday.

Friends and family of the couple told police that they had been fighting for years. During the latest fight, the husband pulled a machete and cut off the hand of his wife before fleeing from the scene.

Investigators believe that Jacob Nwachukwu, intended to kill his wife, but the woman managed to move her head out of the way at the last moment.

Police are looking for Jacob Nwachukwu, but so far, he remains on the run.