A Chief Magistrate Court 15 sitting in Rivers State has remanded a man identified as “Chima Amadi” and his alleged girlfriend called “Orluchi Chima” to Port Harcourt Correctional Centre, for attempting to murder his wife, “Nwakaego Leticia Chima”.
Amadi who is 40-year-old, and his girlfriend “Orluchi” 22, are alleged of inflicting grievous body injuries on his wife “Leticia” 40, at Omerelu, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Port Harcourt on August 15,2022.
The State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) filed the case in form of a remand order on Monday, September 5, 2022.
No plea was taken as no charge was read to the accused.
Chief Magistrate Oguguo adjourned till September 23 for the possible arraignment of the defendants on the charges the court has jurisdiction on.
The suspects were arrested by Elele Police Division and later transferred to State CIID, Port Harcourt.
Amadi had maintained that the woman he brought home was not his female lover, but his second wife.
The victim’s elder brother, Warisi Anayo, had accused his sister’s husband and the female lover of inflicting machete cuts on her.
The victim, who is recuperating from severe wounds she sustained during the attack, is still admitted at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Choba.