By Babalola Seyi
On Wednesday, a married man, simply named as Chris, almost missed death by a whisker after being assaulted by a hoodlum who suspected him of having an affair with his ex-wife in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The defendant, only named as Olowo, is accused of stabbing the victim many times till he passed out.
Olowo and his group reportedly tailed and ambushed Chris, who came to the region for a burial, at 12.30pm on National Street in the Diobu axis of the metropolis.
According to eyewitnesses, the man would have perished if it hadn’t been for the intervention of vigilantes who saved 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.