Love Turned to Violence: Man Attacks Lover with Machete Over Valentine's Day Disappointment | #NwokeukwuMascot

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A disturbing incident unfolded in Okuni community, Cross River State, as a 30 year old man, Amber Ubung, allegedly attacked his lover, Blessing Onawu, with a machete after she failed to visit him on Valentine's Day despite receiving money from him. The violent act left Blessing and her mother injured and in need of medical treatment.

Commissioner of Police, CP Gyogon Grimah, addressed the media in Calabar on Thursday, February 22, 2024, detailing the events that led to the brutal assault. Amber Ubung was promptly arrested by law enforcement and now faces charges for his actions.

The commissioners said “After waiting and the said lady did not show up, the suspect, Ubung, armed himself with a machete, went to the house of Onawu, attacked and gave her several machete cuts all over her body with the intent to kill her,” the CP stated. 

"In an attempt by the victim’s mother to rescue her, he used the same machete to inflict injuries on her.

"A team of policemen were mobilised to the scene, and the suspect was arrested with the machete.

"The suspect was transferred to SCID for further investigation and will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is concluded,” he added.

Grimah who further called on members of the public to share information to help combat crime, promised that the police would work their hardest to ensure safety and order.


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"I want to assure law-abiding citizens that the command, under my stewardship, will continue to make Cross River maintain its record as the most peaceful state in the country''.

As the community grapples with this shocking incident, the importance of unity and cooperation in preventing such crimes is emphasized. The Cross River State Police Command remains committed to upholding peace and safety, urging the public to join in the effort to combat criminal activities. Together, we can strive towards a safer environment for all citizens.



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