A man, Jude Madu, escaped death by a whisker on Wednesday after his wife, identified simply as Mrs Madu, allegedly stabbed him while he was asleep at their house in Owerri, Imo State.
A resident, Saviour Godwin, told PUNCH Metro that the enraged woman suspected that her husband was cheating on her.
Godwin said the suspect waited until her husband slept before stabbing him three times.
He said the man, who suddenly woke up, ran out and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri.
Godwin said, “Mr Jude Madu, a resident of Owerri, was stabbed by his wife who suspected he had a side chic.
“The man luckily escaped and was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, where he is in critical condition and receiving treatment.
The police spokesperson in the state, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the command was aware of the incident.
“We have seen it online and the Commissioner of Police has ordered invesigation into the case,” he added.