Okhiria, a man, was apprehended by law enforcement officers from the Edo State Police Command after shooting his wife with a firearm during a dispute on June 3 in Ekae Community, located in the new Etete area of GRA, Benin.
Following an argument with his wife, the suspect retrieved a gun and discharged it, striking her left hand. As a result of the incident, the victim underwent a surgical procedure to amputate her hand.
Chidi Nwabuzor, the spokesperson for the state command, informed the press that the incident was reported to the New Etete Division on June 3.
He said, “On June 3, the police received a complaint from some elders of Ekae Community with Joanki Okhiria, aged nine years, that on the same date, Joanki Okhiria’s father had an argument with his wife Tina Okhiria.
“In the process, Okhiria shot Tina with his double barrel gun on the left hand and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment. The affected hand has been amputated.”
According to Nwabuzor, the suspect has been arrested by the police and will be promptly taken to court for charges once the investigation is completed.