A retiree, Isaac Ekeh, has allegedly poured hot water on his wife, Stella, while she was sleeping in the Satellite Town area of Lagos State.
The incident was said to have happened on May 31, at 3:00am at Satellite Town, Alakija, in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State.
According to The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mrs Ekeh, an educationist, who sustained a high degree of injuries, said during a telephone interview on Monday that the family had dinner together before the unfortunate incident.
“My children, husband and I ate our dinner together on the fateful day before we went to bed.
“Isaac woke up around 3:00am, boiled water which he used to bathe me while I was sleeping in the bedroom.
“My scream alerted my children, who stormed my room as my body was already peeling.
“My children rushed me to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, where I am receiving treatment.
“What baffled me was that we did not quarrel, no fight, no disagreement that would have warranted him to scald my skin,” she said.
The mother of four said that her husband has since travelled to his village after causing her grievous harm, adding that he is currently in his village in Owerri, Imo State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said he had no knowledge of the incident.
“I do not have a report of such, the case was not reported.
“The woman should go to any police station nearer to her to report,” he said.