Man Machetes Girlfriend And Her Mother Over Valentine’s Day Dispute

A man identified as Amber Ubung has been arrested by the police in Calabar for allegedly using a machete to attack his girlfriend, Blessing Onawu, and her mother.

According to reports, the incident occurred in Okuni, Ikom Local Government Area, after Onawu failed to keep her promise of spending Valentine’s night with Ubung.

It was gathered that Ubung had given Onawu ₦7,000 to dress her hair for the occasion, but she did not show up as promised.

This reportedly angered Ubung, who then attacked Onawu with a machete. When her mother tried to intervene, she was also attacked and sustained injuries.

The state Commissioner of Police, Gyogon Grimah, confirmed the incident and stated that Ubung has been arrested and will face the full wrath of the law.

He also urged members of the public to always seek peaceful means of resolving disputes, rather than resorting to violence.

“After waiting and the said lady did not show up, the suspect, Ubung, armed himself with a machete, went to the house of Onawu, attacked and gave her several machete cuts all over her body with the intent to kill her.

“In an attempt by the victim’s mother to rescue her, he used the same machete to inflict injuries on her.

“A team of policemen were mobilised to the scene, and the suspect was arrested with the machete.

“The suspect was transferred to SCID for further investigation and will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded,” he said.

The commissioner also said that the victim and her mother were receiving treatment in different hospitals.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that nine other suspects were paraded for alleged armed robbery in different parts of the state, while two were paraded for alleged murder.

While appealing for support from members of the public in the area of information sharing to tackle crime, Grimah said that the police command would continue to do its best to maintain peace and order.

“I want to assure law-abiding citizens that the command, under my stewardship, will continue to make Cross River maintain its record as the most peaceful state in the country.”


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