A mother of four has been arrested for bathing her husband with hot water over money for food.
A Lagos State based woman, known simply as Iya Deborah, has been arrested by the Ijanikin Police Divisional, for bathing her husband with a pot of hot water during a disagreement over money for breakfast, at their Gbagidi, Ijanikin residence, report the Vanguard.
According to information, Iya Deborah had requested for money to prepare food for the family that includes their four children and husband, identified as Ajagadi, brought out all the money he had on him which was N800 and gave her N700 out of it, telling her he needed the balance for transport, but his wife would not have that, insisting he gave her all the money.
Reluctantly, she accepted the money and went ahead to prepare yam and tomato sauce for the family while the husband waited patiently for his food but what he got was what he did not bargain for, as his wife stole behind him and emptied the pot of hot water on him.
A neighbour of the couple who have been married for eight years, narrated how heard of the man's screams and ran to his aid:
“I was in front of the compound when I heard the daddy Deborah screaming and his wife running out of the compound as if the devil was chasing her. Neighbours who were still in the compound ran into their apartment only to see him in pains.
When we asked him what happened, he said his wife poured hot water on him. We bought raw eggs and honey which we poured on the burns, before taking him to the hospital.”
His fleeing wife was caught by angry residents who learnt about what she did and dragged her to the hospital where her husband was battling for his life as he had suffered severe burns and blisters on his chest, face, right hand, and lap.
A nurse at the hospital said the woman told them that she committed the act because her husband did not give her enough money for their breakfast.
“When the wife of the victim came to the hospital, she kept saying that she did it because the money her husband gave to her was too little.
She alleged that he has been cheating on her with other women and keeps complaining that there was no money, but keeps spending on his lovers."
At the police station, a sober Iya Deborah confessed it was the devil that pushed her into bathing her husband with the hot water:
“I don’t know what came over me; it is the devil’s handiwork. Please forgive me.”