Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Sylvester Emezi, who fled his Port Harcourt, Rivers State, home for Lagos, after allegedly piercing his wife’s eyeball with a sharp object during a scuffle.
Emezi was arrested at a hotel in the Festac Town area of the state, weekend, and during investigation, it was discovered that he was preparing to flee the country.
News currently making the rounds in Port Harcourt are that Sylvester intended using his wife’s eye ball for ritual purposes.
Reports had it that the man allegedly ran into a debt of N5 million and in his bid to pay, approached a herbalist who demanded that he brought his wife’s eye ball with which a concoction would be prepared.
The suspect, it was gathered, allegedly used the sharp object on his wife, Deanne, a youth corps member, at their Ada George Junction home, Port Harcourt, near Shell Petroleum Road on October 7, 2011, after she complained about his uncaring attitude.
After the alleged deed, 34-year-old Emezi, who claimed to be a cement distributor, reportedly locked his wife and their one-year-old baby inside, leaving her apparently to bleed to death.
But, before she passed out, Deanne, it was gathered, contacted a family friend in Port-Harcourt, who quickly rushed her to the hospital where, she was told that the eyeball was damaged and needed urgent surgery to avoid infection from spreading to the second one.
She was reportedly brought to Lagos last week, where she underwent a surgery. But doctors said she would only make use of one eye, unless by divine intervention.