Feb 24, 2014 – Nigerian Policeman Faces Attempted Murder For Attacking Wife Over Missing Money
Policeman Who Machetes Wife Arrested In Lagos: Michael Okoli Faces Attempted Murder
A Nigerian police officer has been arrested by Okokomaiko division police officials for allegedly attacking his wife with a cutlass.
The incident happened at their home at 4, Abukareem Close, Afromedia Estate, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
His wife, Felicia is in a critical condition at Gbagada General Hospital after she was rejected by many hospitals.
The Delta State-born Okoli confessed that he was angry after he did not find the N70,000 he kept aside for house rent and when he asked his wife about the missing money, she was rude to him.
And in anger he took a sharp cutlass and started attacking Felicia with it.
After the attack, she was taken to several hospitals before she was eventually admitted at Gbagada General Hospital where she is being treated.
Okoli, who is an elder in Celestial Church of Christ at Afromedia and a spy policeman, said he did not know what came over him while carrying out the attack.
P.M.NEWS gathered that it was not the first time Okoli was attacking Felicia with cutlass. He admitted he cut off one of Felicia’s fingers during a quarrel before this incident happened again.
Narrating what happened, Okoli said he kept the N70,000 at home before he went to work and when he returned and checked where he kept the money, it was no longer there.
He said when he asked Felicia about the money, she was rude and started abusing him, asking him whether he was sure he kept any money at home at all.
Felicia reportedly reminded him that he said he had no money and left her to fend for the family.
The response provoked Okoli who attacked her with cutlass.
The couple got married 18 years ago and blessed with four children, two boys and two girls, the eldest being 17.
When P.M.NEWS visited Okoko Police Station, Okoli was was detained in a cell but the DPO, CSP Richard Temple, who confirmed the incident, declined to makefurther comment and referred our reporter to the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer.
A source at the station said Okoli will be charged with attempted murder after the matter had been transferred to SCID, Panti, Yaba for further investigation.
[Report by Cyriacus Izuekwe, PM Lagos]