There was tension in the Meiran area of Lagos State as a lady identified as Dorcas Oluwabukola, reportedly poured hot water in her husband over suspicion of infidelity.
The woman has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for the offence.
According to a police source in the Meiran division, who spoke anonymously, investigation is ongoing and the suspect would be transferred to the state Criminal Investigation Department when concluded.
It was gathered that the husband, who is battling with his life at the hospital, saw the dark side of his wife after he attended his childhood friend’s wedding without her company.
The incident was said to have happened five days ago.
His refusal to go to the wedding without his wife was believed to have led to an altercation between the couple, leading the wife to commit the alleged crime.
While assuring the public that the matter would be thoroughly investigated, the police source said the division was monitoring the progress of the husband, who had been hospitalised since the incident.
The source said, “It is true the incident happened. The incident happened about six days ago. It was a true story. She poured hot water on her husband purposely because she felt that he cheated on her.
“They were supposed to go to a party together. However, the husband went all alone. We are still monitoring the progress of the husband because he has been hospitalised since that day. He has not been discharged.
“We arrested the wife immediately because that is a capital offence. There is no option for bail. We are waiting for the appropriate time for us to move the case to the state CID.”
Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, was not available for comment as of the time this report was filed.