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One Year, 7 Months After Incident, Police Arrest Fleeing Landlord Who Butchered Married Female Tenant Over Love Advance Rejection

The Azikiwe Police Division, Mile 2 Diobu, Portharcourt, Rivers State on Sunday 12,November 2023 arrested a man simply identified as Alabo who gave his female tenant and her husband several machete cut at Ekwulobia street Mile 3 Diobu on 15th of May last year because the female tenant allegedly turned down his love advance.

Alabo who had been on the run after the incident was arrested on Sunday by the Police following several months of trailing.

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In an interview with our reporter, the female tenant Mrs Comfort Nwagadi confirmed the arrest of the suspect.

Mrs Nwagadi recalled that the suspect, Alabo had ambushed her immediately she entered the compound that fateful day. She said Alabo attacked her with machete the moment she entered the compound cutting her on her head and fingers. She stated that Alabo also attacked her husband who came to her rescue and gave him several machete cuts before he fled that particular night.

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Mrs Nwagadi further explained that Alabo started targeting her after she turned down his alleged love advance.

Mrs Nwagadi demanded justice on the matter. Our reporter who visited the couple when they were in hospital last year reports that the married woman sustained machete cuts on the head, hands, fingers while the husband sustained machete cuts on the head and hand.

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

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

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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