LAGOS — A policeman, Michael Okoli, has been arrested by the police at Okokomaiko Division for allegedly attacking his wife, Felicia, with a cutlass.
The incident happened at their home, 4, Abukareem Close, Afromedia Estate, Lagos State.
His wife is in a critical condition at Gbagada General Hospital after she was rejected by many hospitals.
The Delta State‑born Okoli confessed that he was angry after he did not find N70,000 he kept aside for house rent and when he asked his wife about the missing money, she was rude to him.
In anger, he took a cutlass and attacked Felicia. After the attack, she was taken to several hospitals before she was eventually admitted at Gbagada General Hospital where she is being treated.
Okoli, an elder in a Celestial Church of Christ parish at Afromedia and a spy policeman, said he did not know what came over him while carrying out the attack.
According to reports, it was not the first time Okoli was attacking Felicia with cutlass. He admitted he cut off one of Felicia’s fingers during a quarrel before the current incident.
Narrating what happened, Okoli said he kept the N70,000 at home before he went to work and when he returned and checked where he kept the money, it was no longer there.
He said when he asked Felicia about the money, she was rude and started abusing him, asking him whether he was sure he kept any money at home at all.
The response provoked Okoli who attacked her with cutlass.
The couple got married 18 years ago and are blessed with four children, two boys and two girls, the eldest being 17.