A man, Mr. Kehinde Etu, yesterday morning had a close shave with death after his jealous wife, Mrs, Oluwakemi Etu, hacked him down with a machete in his sleep.
It was learnt that Mrs. Eku and her husband had an argument over his alleged plans to marry a second wife.
According to The Nation, the woman had invited her husband over to spend the weekend at her residence in the Erinlu area of Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Oblivious of the danger that laid ahead, the man was treated warmly during the visit and even got to make love with his wife.
But while he slept after the lovemaking, the woman attacked him savagely with a machete, inflicting several deep cuts on his chest, arms, shoulder and lower part of the head.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Police Command, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said Mrs. Eku has been arrested by policemen from the Obalende Divisional Police Headquarters, Ijebu-Ode.
Mr. Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, affirmed that the woman had a quarrel with her husband earlier that night before carrying out the surprise attack on him.
The injured husband is currently receiving treatment at the State General Hospital, Ijebu-Ode.