A retiree, Mr Isaac Ekeh, has been reported to have poured boiling water on his wife, Stella, while she was sleeping.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the incident happened at Satellite Town, Alakija, in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State on May 31.
Mrs Ekeh, an educationist, who sustained high degree burns, told NAN in a telephone interview that, “My children, husband and I ate dinner together on the fateful day before we went to bed.
“Isaac (husband) woke up around 3am, 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;”
The mother of four added that her husband travelled to his village in Owerri, Imo State, after causing her grievous harm.
When contacted, the police spokesman in the state, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “I do not have a report of such; the case was not reported,” adding that, “The woman should go to any police station nearest to her and report.”