The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a woman, Godslove Olakada, who poured hot water on her husband, Olakada Ejire, following a domestic dispute in Agbonchia community in Eleme Local Government Area of the state.
The suspect was arrested on Saturday, October 14, 2023, while her husband was rushed to a hospital at Aleto Eleme where he is currently receiving medical treatment.
According to an eyewitness, the woman had accused Ejire, of not giving her N15,000 shared between them and their children from the host community dividends, leading to a heated argument.
Angered by the development, the mother of two poured hot water on her husband’s face and attempted to escape.
“Thereafter she took the man’s Automated Teller Machine and attempted to flee with it but youths in the area handed her over to the police,” the witness said.
The latest incident occurred less than a week after a woman, Hope Nwala, poured hot groundnut oil on her husband in his sleep following a disagreement in Okehi, Etche LGA of the state.
Spokesperson for the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, October 16, said the woman has been arrested.
“The Rivers state police, operatives, through credible intelligence, have arrested one Godslove Olakada (f) from Agbonchia Eleme on Saturday, 14/10/2023 at about 20:30hrs for pouring hot water on her husband, one Olakada Ejire (m),” the statement read.
“He was rushed to Famo Hospital at Aleto Eleme for treatment. The cause was domestic family issues
“An investigation has commenced to get to the root of the matter,” the PPRO added.
She urged members of the public to promptly report distress situations to the police.