By Ade Adeleke, Akure
The Ondo State Police Command has apprehended a 42 year-old man, ldowu Benson at Oba-ile in Akure north area for cutting off two fingers of his wife, Kemi for alleged money ritual.
The state police public relations officer, Mr Femi Joseph confirmed that the suspect confessed to have put on a mask in the night, armed with cutlass pretending to be an hired assassin invaded his own house located off Akure/Owo expressway, Obaile and attacked his wife.
Radio Nigeria gathered that during the attack, the husband was said to have informed the wife on gaining entrance into the house that he was sent to kill her and in the process matcheted her on the head and cut off two of her fingers.
The suspect was also said to have even asked the wife the whereabout of her husband during the attack.
The police spokesman explained that Mr Idowu was arrested by the police through his handset that dropped at the scene of incident from his pocket and after thorough probing, the suspect later confessed to have committed the act.
The PPRO said the husband blamed devil for the act and however denied using the chopped off fingers for money ritual.
The suspect was said to have went away with his wife two fingers which was alleged was for money rituals.
Police source said that the wife who bled profusely until help came from neighbours who heard her distress call.
The incident was reported at the police station by the victim and detectives swung into action only for their findings to reveal that it was an inside job.
After the attacked and having fled with the fingers of his wife, the suspect later returned to the house and was reportedly searching for his telephone.
Report had it that the suspect was invited and their investigation revealed that he masterminded the attack and he confessed to the police.
Contacted, the police image maker Femi Joseph said the suspect confessed attacking the wife blaming it on the devil.
Joseph said the suspect however denied using the chopped off fingers for money ritual.
According to Joseph the suspect was yet to confess where he kept the two fingers of his wife that he chopped off during the attack.
Joseph said, “he ( the suspect) has not confessed to police detectives where he kept the fingers or what he had done with them. He kept saying it was not cut off for money ritual.