By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos
A 45-year-old man, simply identified as Kehinde Olanipekun has attacked his wife with a machete after she found out he was allegedly having an affair with his step- daughter.
It was reported that the man was on the run after using a machete to inflict injuries on his wife.
The incident happened at Idashen community, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Sources said the 14-year-old stepdaughter called her mother, who had travelled, to report that her stepfather had been harassing her sexually.
The sources said the girl did not disclose the affair because she was scared of how her mother would react.
Narrating what happened, the mother said she rushed back home after her daughter told her about the affair and confronted her husband.
She said he apologised and admitted that he was wrong.
The woman, Damilola stated that after she confronted her husband about the affair, he attacked her with a machete after sending their children on errands.
According to her: “I asked him why he returned early, he said they hindered him from going to work. He dashed into the bedroom and returned with a cutlass.
“He said that he wanted to go and clear his site but he locked me inside the bedroom and attacked me with his fist. He used the cutlass to slash my skin and every other part of my body. He used a hammer to hit my head.
“Neighbours could not rescue me because the door was locked. I was rushed to the hospital after I managed to open the door.”
Some eyewitnesses said the woman was weak and lay helplessly looking almost like a corpse.
They said doctors thought she was brought in dead but realised that she was still breathing.
The woman, who is receiving treatment at a private hospital in Owo, sustained serious injuries inflicted on her during the vicious attack.
They said she was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo but was referred to another hospital due to the high degree of injuries inflicted on her by the fleeing husband.
However, Ondo Police spokesman, SP Funmilayo Omisanya-Odunlami, confirmed the incident and stated that the police were still searching for the suspect.