The Ogun Police Command has arrested a 43-year-old housewife, Bisola Awodele, for allegedly pouring hot water on her husband, Peter Phillips.
The mother of five reportedly accused the husband of excessive drinking of alcohol while abandoning the welfare of the family.
According to the police, the suspect had given birth to a baby about eight months ago, but she killed and secretly buried the baby out of frustration.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested following a report by the husband at the Ota Divisional Police Headquarters, Ogun State.
The victim reportedly ran into the police station with burns all over his body and reported that there was a fight between him and his wife who accused him of always being drunk.
He told the police that in the process of the exchange of words, the wife picked up a pot of hot water and poured it on him.
The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.
He said following receipt of the report, the area commander, ACP Muhideen Obe, directed the operatives to effect the arrest of the woman.
“On interrogation, the suspect explained to the police how her husband was fond of coming home drunk and not contributing anything to her welfare and the children’s.
“She stated further that on that fateful day, the husband came home drunk as usual, and while she was complaining about his drunkenness, he started insulting her and her parents which infuriated her,” he said.
Oyeyemi said the commissioner of police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.