Tella, a village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state was thrown into confusion Wednesday morning as a 32- year- old housewife, Halima Umar, cut off her husband’s penis with a knife.
The younger brother of the victim, Usman Umar, told Blueprint that his brother, Aliyu Umar, was sleeping in the same room with his first wife, Halima when she woke up about 2 am and cut off his penis.
Usman said the wife allegedly drugged Umar before they went to bed which made her commit the crime without resistance from her husband.
Usman further stated that Halima was the first wife of his brother, adding that there have 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 fights since their marriage about three years ago,” he said.
Usman said the victim was rushed from Tella about 105 kilometers from the headquarters, to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo for medical attention.
Usman later confirmed to Blueprint that his brother has been referred from FMC Jalingo to the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe, in neighbouring Gombe state, which may have better facilities to handle his challenge.
It was gathered that Halima was promptly arrested by the police in Tella village and transferred to the police divisional headquarters in Mutum-Biyu in Gassol local government.
Halima is said to have a baby boy and she is currently carrying eight months pregnancy for the husband.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Taraba state command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident.
He said the suspect Halima Umar was in their custody and would be charged to court after investigation.