The police in Ondo State arrested a 42-year-old man, ldowu Benson, for cutting off two fingers of his wife Kemi for money ritual in Oba-ile area of the state.
Benson perpetrated the heinous act on August 3 about 7.30pm when he broke into the couple’s residence at Kardors College Street, off Akure/ Owo expressway wearing a mask to conceal his identity and attacked his wife with a machete.
The suspect, according to multiple media reports, informed the wife on gaining entry into the house that he was sent to kill her and in the process matcheted her on the head and cut off two of her fingers fleeing with the latter.
It was said that during the operation, Mr. Benson asked his victim about the whereabouts of her husband to further mask his identity but the lid on his dastardly act was blown wide open by his phone, which dropped inside the room from his pocket while attacking his wife.
The suspect later returned to the house and was reportedly searching for his telephone, Vanguard said.
The paper reported that the victim raised the alarm after her attacker fled and following investigation by police, the crime was traced to him leading to his arrest and confession.