Police Arrest Man For Shooting Wife During Argument In Edo


A man simply identified as Okhiria has been arrested by operatives of the Edo State Police Command for shooting his wife during an argument on June 3, at Ekae Community in the new Etete axis, GRA, Benin.

The suspect was said to have had an argument with his wife and went to pick up his gun and fired at her with the bullet hitting her left hand. The victim’s hand has been amputated following the incident.

Speaking with journalists, the state command spokesperson, Chidi Nwabuzor, said the incident was reported at the New Etete Division, on June 3.

He said,

“On June 3, the police received a complaint from some elders of Ekae Community with Joanki Okhiria, aged nine years, that on the same date, Joanki Okhiria’s father had an argument with his wife Tina Okhiria.

“In the process, Okhiria shot Tina with his double barrel gun on the left hand and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment. The affected hand has been amputated.”

Nwabuzor said the police have apprehended and will soon charge the suspect in court after the investigation.


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