Domestic Assualt: Husband Allegedly Bathes Sleeping Wife With Boiling Water


A man identified as Isaac Ekeh, has allegedly bathed his wife, Stella, with hot water while she was asleep during the night.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on May 31, at 3:00am at Satellite Town, Alakija, in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government area of Lagos State.

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Mrs Ekeh, an educationist and a mother of four kids, who sustained a high degree of injuries, told NAN in a telephone interview on Monday, that the family had dinner together before the unfortunate incident.

She recounted:

My children, husband and I ate our dinner together on the fateful day before we went to bed.

Isaac woke up around 3:00 a.m., 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 victim said her husband has since travelled to his village after causing her grievous harm, disclosing that he is currently in his village in Owerri, Imo State.

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Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relationships Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin, noted that he had no knowledge of the incident.

He stated:

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.

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