A jealous housewife, Halima Umar, on Wednesday morning cut off her husband’s penis with a knife, in Tella village, Gassol local government area of Taraba state.
Usman alleged that the wife drugged Umar before they went to bed which made her commit the crime without any resistance from her husband.
Usman further explained that Halima was the first wife of his brother, adding that there has 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 crisis since their marriage about three years ago,” he said.
Usman added that the victim was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Jalingo, about 105 kilometres from Tells, for medical attention.
Usman later confirmed to our Correspondent that his brother has been referred to the Federal Medical Centre Gombe, for further treatment.
It was gathered that Halima was promptly arrested by the police in Tella village and transferred to the Police Divisional Headquarters in Mutum-Biyu, Gassol LGA of the state.
Halima Umar however, is said to have a baby boy and currently carrying an eight months old pregnancy for the husband.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, Taraba State Command, DSP, David Misal confirmed the incident.
According to him, “the suspect, Halima Umar is currently in our custody and would be charged to court after investigation”.