By Miracle Esegha, Warri
A woman identified as Hope Nwala has been arrested after allegedly bathing her husband, Ekelediri Nwankwo Nwala with a hot groundnut oil over a minor disagreement.
It was reported that the incident happened at Okehi community in Etche Local government Area of Rivers State. According to reports, Mrs Hope Nwala poured the hot groundnut oil on her husband while he was asleep. She was also said to have hit him with a hammer before scalding him with hot oil.
It was gathered that the couple had been having some domestic squabbles before the tragic incident. The victim, Mr. Nwankwo, who is still battling for life said he told his wife’s younger sister to leave their house for dressing indecently, which his wife refused. He added that while he went to sleep his wife attacked him and bathed him with hot oil.
“I had told my wife’s younger sister to leave my house because of the way she was dressed, and the way she occupies my matrimonial bed even when I am around. No young guy will tolerate such behaviour, but my wife has refused the younger sister to leave the house.
“I also saw my wife alone with one tall black guy in the shop I rented for her, not that he was there for business, he followed my wife and sister here and there, with all these, I gave that her younger sister two thousand naira transport to go home so that I can actually understand what is going on in my house, but my wife got upset, while I went to bed to sleep, she used poured hot groundnut oil on me, then start hitting me with a harmer”, he added.