The sleepy village of Tells in Gassol local government of Taraba State was today engulfed in deep shock as a 32-year-old house wife, Halima Umar cutt-off her husband’s manhood.
The younger brother to the victim, Usman Umar told journalists in Jalingo that his brother, Aliyu Umar was sleeping in the same room with his first wife Halima when she woke up at about 2am and cut-off his penis completely.
According to Usman, the wife was said to have drugged Umar before they went to bed which made her commit the crime without resistance from her husband.
Usman further explained that Halima was the first wife of his brother, adding that there has been serious crises between Halima and her husband since he took in a second wife about three years ago.
” Halima had continued to engage my brother and his new wife in crisis since their marriage about three years ago,” he said.
Usman added that the victim was rushed from Tella, about 105 kilometers from the headquarters, to the Federal medical centre Jalingo for attention.
Usman also, later confirmed to our Correspondent that his brother has been referred from FMC Jalingo to the Federal Medical Centre Gombe, in neighbouring Gombe state.
It was gathered that Halima was promptly arrested by the police in Tella village and transferred to the Police Divisional Headquarters in Mutum-Biyu, Gassol LGA of the state.
Halima Umar however, is said to have a baby boy and currently carrying eight months pregnancy for the husband.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Taraba State Command, DSP, David Misal confirmed the incident.
According to him, “the suspect, Halima Umar is currently in our custody and would be charged to court after investigation “.