A middle-aged man identified as Chibisi Irem, reportedly chopped off his girlfriend’s hand for dating another man in Ebonyi.
The incident was confirmed by the Ebonyi State Command that it happened on Tuesday at Ishieke community, in the Ebonyi Local Government Area of the state, where the lovers both run a restaurant.
It was gathered that Irem had severally warned his girlfriend, Chinyere, of her alleged infidelity with another man in the area and asked her to desist from dating the man, but his warnings were fruitless.
Miss Chinyere continued dealing with the man until trouble broke out between her and Irem on Tuesday morning.
Irem allegedly attacked his girlfriend when they were in their restaurant serving customers.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, said, “Police in Ebonyi State are on the trail of a young man whose name was given as Chibisi Irem, who allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a machete at Isieke in Ebonyi Local Government Area.
“The incident occurred following a misunderstanding between the two lovers at a joint being managed by them.
“The girl suffered cuts on her upper arm as a result of the machete attack. The victim has been rushed to a hospital for medical attention.”