A married man, identified simply as Chris, on Wednesday, escaped death by a whisker after a hoodlum, who accused him of having an affair with his ex-wife, attacked him in the Mile 3 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The suspect, identified only as Olowo, was alleged to have stabbed the victim several times until he passed out.
learnt that Chris, who came to the area for a burial, was allegedly trailed and ambushed by Olowo and his gang around 12.30pm on National Street in the Diobu axis of the metropolis.
Eyewitnesses said the victim would have died but for the intervention of vigilantes who rescued him.
The Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Mile 3, Diobu, Godstime Ihunwo, called for the immediate arrest of Olowo.
He stated, “My men rushed the victim to a hospital where he is in critical condition.”
Meanwhile, Olowo’s ex-wife, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said she divorced him three years ago, adding that she and the victim were only friends.
Our reporter was not allowed to see the victim at the hospital where he was receiving treatment.
The spokesperson for the state police command, Grace Iringe-Koko, could not be reached for comments.