The man who was simply identified as James was whisked away by the police, yesterday afternoon.
It was revealed that trouble ensued after James was caught sucking the breast of Rita’s sister, Juliet at their White House road residence, Agudama- Epie.
Juliet who is breast feeding her baby paid a visit to her sister at her residence and at night when the breast feeding mum was asleep, James allegedly crawled up and started sucking her breast.
Juliet was woken up by this bizarre act and immediately raised the alarm waking up her sister and some neighbours.
As expected, Rita could not cope with the embarrassment and she decided to end her relationship with James.
Yesterday afternoon neighbours alerted the Akenfa Police station when Rita was found in the pool of her blood with a kitchen knife by her side.
The police having been told of the story between Rita and James immediately launched a manhunt for him and he was found unconscious in a nearby bush after taking a substance suspected to be poison.
The police rushed him to the Federal Medical Centre, where doctors were able to revive him and are battling to save his life, while the body of Rita has been deposited at the FMC mortuary.