A man identified as Chayi on Tuesday beheaded his estranged wife and chopped off daughter’s hand in Kampala community, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The man reportedly killed his estranged wife using an axe to cut her head, as well as his six-year-old daughter’s hand when the woman, who had separated from her husband after unresolved issues, returned home to pack her belongings.
A resident of the community, Sunday Yaks, speaking with newsmen in Jos on Tuesday said: “The Kampala community right now is in shock over what the man did to his wife and daughter. I know the man as Mr Chayi, and the name of her daughter is Jessica, who is six years old.
“The man has been having a marital crisis, and the wife eventually left the marriage with their little daughter. But, the woman returned to their house in Kampala with her little daughter to pack her things. We don’t know what happened but the man cut off the wife’s head and the daughter’s hand with an axe.
“It was a terrible sight when some community members who were alerted rushed to their house. The two victims were rushed to the hospital, but the woman died while receiving treatment. It took the intervention of the security men to save the man from being lynched by an angry mob in the community.”
Confirming the ugly incident, the State Police Command spokesperson, Alabo Alfred said the man had been arrested by the policemen who were drafted to the community upon receiving the information.
“Right now, the man is in our custody. He will be charged to court when an investigation is concluded in the matter,” he stated.