Looking sober and distant in thoughts, Mrs Halima Ali was still able to gather herself together to explain why she made the move to not only drug her husband of over ten years but went ahead to use a sharp object to slice off his genitals.
This is as the Taraba State Police Command said that it is set to charge the suspect, Halima, who is in their custody to Court for attempt to commit Culpable Homicide.
The remorseful house wife, said her action was due to severe anger that arose from constant quarrel with him over unfaithfulness in their marriage.
In the words of 32 years old Halima; “He (Ali) knows that I am very temperamental. Since we got married in the last 10 years, it has been from one quarrel to another. People always try to come to settle us but it has not been successful and he already knows I am hot tempered. When I heard that he was cheating on me, the devil crept into my heart and all I thought of was to cut off his genitals.
Halima, who was looking far away in thought and presently pregnant, further said; “We have four children already. I am calling on my fellow women not to be too hot tempered”.
Halima said she is remorseful not because of the pregnancy but with much regrets that she allowed the devil through anger and jealousy, used her against the father of her children
Halima’s husband, Mr Ali Umar, who is presently on admission and receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Gombe told Forefront News in a telephone chat that all he is praying to God for is to get well so as to get back to his normal life.
Ali Umar tried to narrate the incident saying; “I was asleep when my wife, Halima, sliced off my penis. It is so sad that the wife I got married to choose to end my life this way. Right now, I just want to get well and move on with my life. I also appeal to members of the public to come to my assistance by helping me to pay my hospital bills”.
Umar explained that since he got married to a second wife three years ago, Halima became very troublesome and unruly in the house.
Ali Umar, who was earlier admitted at the Federal Medical Center, Jalingo was later referred to the Federal Medical Center, Gombe.
Meanwhile, the Taraba State Police Command paraded Mrs Halima Ali, who lives in Tella village, Gossol Local Government Area of Taraba State for allegedly cutting off her husband’s genitals over allegation of infidelity.
While parading the suspect, the Command Public Relations Officer, David Misal, explained that Mrs Halima Ali on July 1, 2020 cut off the genitals of Mr. Ali Umar, her husband with a chap knife after a quarrel a day before the incident.