The Rivers State Police command has confirmed that its officers have arrested a woman who allegedly poured scalding hot groundnut oil on her husband in Okehi, Etche Local Government Area. The incident, which occurred on Thursday evening, has left the community stunned and concerned about the prevalence of domestic violence.
According to police spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, the suspect, identified as Hope Nwala, carried out the assault while her husband, Ekelediri Nwankwo, was sleeping, adding that investigation was on the way.
The Police spokesperson disclosed that after the incident, the woman fled the scene but was apprehended by the police who had been tracking her.
The victim, Nwankwo, revealed that the argument with his wife started when he confronted her about a strange man who was seen around her and her sister.
The situation escalated when Nwankwo asked his wife’s younger sister to leave their home. Following this, Nwankwo noticed suspicious behavior from his wife and confronted her about the strange man. In response, Nwala allegedly poured hot groundnut oil on her husband while he was asleep .