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Man Chops Off His Wife’s Hands After Quarrel

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Police in Kenya are currently pursuing a man who allegedly attacked his 22-year-old wife following a domestic dispute and chopped off her hands before escaping on a waiting motorcycle.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in a statement on Monday, November 1, said the appalling incident happened in Busia’s Butula sub-county on Sunday evening.

As detectives search for the cruel husband identified as Benard Ouma, the victim, Janet Auma is being treated at the Busia County Teaching and Referral Hospital.

Auma’s mother Modesta Awino said the two had not known peace since her daughter moved in with Ouma two years ago. She was just 20 at the time. The couple share a one-year-old baby.

Ms Auma and Mr Ouma dated just for a few months before they started living together. Auma’s parents were against their relationship because they felt their daughter was too young for marriage.

“Their marriage flew into headwinds just months after they started living together. We have tried telling her to quit the relationship but our pleas have fallen on deaf ears,” Ms Owino told The Standard at the county hospital where her daughter is admitted in critical condition.

Kenyan man chops off his wife

“Theirs has been a tough relationship. Not once, not twice, not thrice has her husband beaten her senselessly. In fact, we have lost count of the times they have fought and she has always ended up sustaining serious injuries. She would come home after being beaten but interestingly, she would always go back to her husband after recovering.

“In the latest incident, on Monday, Ouma and Auma fought 10 days ago. My daughter packed her bags and left. I told her there was no way I was going to allow her to return to her violent husband. I feared for her life,” said Owino.

It is alleged that Ouma followed his wife to her parents’ home and attacked her before fleeing using a motorcycle. He is also said to have slashed her on the thighs and head with a machete he was armed with.

On the fateful day, Ms Owino said, she had sent her daughter to collect firewood behind the house so they could make breakfast when Ouma, reportedly pounced on her.

“I heard Auma screaming. I rushed to where she was picking firewood and found her lying in a pool of blood, unconscious. Her hands had been chopped off and she was bleeding profusely. The left hand lay beside her and the other one had been chopped into pieces. I saw her husband escape on a motorcycle. I saw him. He was still holding the machete he used to attack my daughter. He wanted to kill her,” Owino claimed.

They took Auma to the county hospital that is 15 kilometres away from their home in Burinda village in Butula Constituency.

Auma’s grandmother Margaret Atieno said: “My grandchild had a promising future. She wanted to become a teacher. The attack has shattered her dreams.”

She said boda boda riders arrived, after hearing the screams, ready to lynch the attacker but he had already left.

Kenyan man chops off his wife

“It would be a different story had the riders caught up with him. They would have killed him,” said Atieno.

“She may have gotten married at a young age but she was hardworking and we all knew she would continue to pursue her dreams, even from her husband’s house. But will that be possible now that she is without hands?

“This is sad and may Auma’s attacker never know peace. We are calling on the police to speed up investigations and make the author of this heinous act face the full force of the law.”

Joseph Oduor said he has always intervened whenever his cousin and the husband quarrelled.

“It never occurred to me that their differences would get this serious. We fear the suspect could launch another attack if he is not arrested swiftly,” Oduor said.

Bumala sub-county police commander Jacob Chelimo said they have already launched investigations into the incident.

Chelimo said they are following some crucial leads and he was positive they would soon catch up with the suspect.

The officer called on the public to volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of the suspected attacker.

“We are doing everything possible to have him arrested and be prosecuted,” said Mr Chelimo.

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60 Suspected Fraudsters Arrested At Awards Night For Sakawa Boys

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Operatives of the Lagos Command of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested 60 suspected internet fraudsters during an award ceremony at the Conference Hotel in Abeokuta, Ogun.

Spokesperson for EFCC, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday, November 29, said that the suspects were arrested at an event, tagged: “Peer Youths Awards”.

According to him, investigation revealed that the event was organised to reward high-level internet fraudsters in the country.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include exotic cars, electronic devices, laptop computers and mobile phones.

According to the EFCC spokesman, the suspects will soon be charged to court.

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13-Year-Old Old Girl Allegedly Raped By Her Father And Grandfather

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Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, has arrested two persons, a father and a grandfather, for allegedly raping their 13-year-old daughter/granddaughter.

Spokesperson of the command, Mr Adigun Daniel, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Osogbo on Monday, November 29, said that the suspects were arrested on Friday.

“The corps received a tip-off from an informant who disclosed that the girl opened up to her that the grandfather and father have been having carnal knowledge of her. The corps immediately swung to action and arrested the father,” Adigun stated.

“Upon investigation, the girl said that her father had been having carnal knowledge of her since two years ago. She also said that she had been living with her maternal grandmother at the age of three before she was taken to her paternal grandfather at the age of five

“She said that her father and mother are separated and that was why she was entrusted to the care of her grandparents at different times.

“The girl also stated that at some point, she was molested by her grandfather but she could not stick to her allegation, owing to the fact that she was still living with him,” the NSCDC spokesman said.

He, however, added that both the father and the grandfather had denied having carnal knowledge of the girl.

Adigun said that the corps had given custody of the girl to the state Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, pending the conclusion of investigations into the matter.

He further stated that the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Emmanuel Ocheja, had directed that appropriate investigation be carried out on the alleged case of incest against the victim.

The NSCDC spokesman quoted Ocheja as saying that the girl was psychologically disturbed to give vivid account of her ordeal, adding, however, that the corps would scoop out useful information to help her.

Ocheja said that NSCDC would not condone such act in any guise, adding that the protection of underage and females was paramount to the corps.

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Bride Sadly Dies On Her Wedding Day; Cause Of Death Revealed

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A Nigerian lady, identified as Hannatu Yahaya, has reportedly died on her wedding day.

Hannatu got married to Isyaka Yusuf, in Kawon Maigari, Kano, on Saturday, November 27, 2021.

According to family members, Hannatu began to act in a berserk manner when she was about to be taken to her husband’s house, as she started destroying properties.

Family members began to pray for her and then rushed her to the hospital where she was confirmed dead.

A family member who spoke to the media said two weeks ago, Hannatu who battled an ulcer, fell ill and was taken to the hospital.

There, she was placed on admission for a week and then discharged. On Thursday, November 25, she fell ill again and was treated.

However, things took a drastic turn on Saturday while she was about to be taken to her husband’s house.

Her body was buried on Sunday morning, November 28. She was in her 30s. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.

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