By: RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Police in Lagos have arrested a 32-year old house wife for allegedly pouring hot water on her husband over a disagreement.
The suspect, named Imeribe Akachi, was accused of committing the act at the couple’s residence at No.1, Karouwi Str. Ijesha area of the state on 29th May, 2018.
The Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi confirmed the incident at a press briefing at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, on Wednesday.
He described the incident as worrisome, adding that it happened barely a week after a woman stabbed her husband to death at Ikorodu area of the state.
His words, “This is a case of domestic violence and it has to do with a woman who surprisingly poured hot water on her husband following an altercation they had a night before.
This is worrisome as it is coming barely a week after a woman stabbed her husband to death at Ikorodu.
“The couple had slept together, unknowing to the husband that the wife still had grudges with him over their previous altercation.
While the husband was having breakfast in the morning, the woman boiled water and poured it on her husband.
The man is presently at the hospital and the suspect will be charged to court as soon as possible.” he said.
Edgal further advised couples having issues to talk to experts and not hold grudges against each other.
“With my wealth of experience, I want to advise couples having marital issues to talk to experts. It is when they keep this grudges that it bottles up and they snap which leads to domestic violence.” he added.
The suspect when speaking with journalists accused her husband of starving the children which she said led to their argument.
“He beats me whenever I accuse him of starving them. He did same thing that night before i poured hot water on him the next morning.