The police have arrested a 35-year-old man, Charles Christopher, and his wife, Oluseyi, 31, for allegedly stabbing a businesswoman, Glory Ubi, in the chest.The incident happened on Pasheda Awoyaya Street, in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos State.
It was learnt that the couple had a disagreement with Ubi, which degenerated into a fight on March 16.
Ubi reported the incident at the Elemoro Police Division.
The victim, in her statement to the police, said she was washing some dishes when she sighted Charles attacking her chickens and breaking their legs.
She said, “I saw him breaking the legs of my chickens for no reason and I confronted him, but instead of apologising, he shouted at me and stabbed me in the chest.
“I went to report the matter to the police and he was arrested.
“I then went to treat myself, but when I returned home, his wife came after me with a blade, which she used to cut me in the breast. I started bleeding profusely. She threw stones into my room and broke my television set in the process.”
However, Oluseyi denied the allegation, saying when Ubi returned from the hospital after the brawl with her husband, she began to make trouble with her.
“We were both fighting but I don’t know how she came about the cut on her breast and I also did not throw stones into her house or broke her television set,” she added.
Our correspondent learnt that the case was later referred to the Area J Police Command, after the parties refused entreaties to settle amiably.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, said he would get back to our correspondent, but at the time of filing this report, he had yet to do so.