A Nigerian woman, Favour Nweke, has been arrested for bathing her husband, Ekelediri Nwokekoro, with hot groundnut oil over a squabble regarding proceeds of fraud.
Police paraded the woman at the command headquarters along Moscow Road, Port Harcourt on Friday, where she confessed to have committed the heinous crime.
Police said the incident happened on Tuesday in Okehi, Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The suspect told journalists that her husband recently started behaving strangely, which according to her, was linked to a fraudulent business he engaged in with his friends.
Favour explained that the fight began when she confronted her husband over his alleged involvement in the crime and for hiding his own share of the proceeds from her.
She said; “He will go out at about 2 o’clock in the night and will come back early in the morning. Sometimes he would go, and stay two or three days before coming back, then I asked him where are you even going?
“So his friend called me and asked if I had heard what was on the ground, I said ‘What is that?’ He said my husband and some people were involved in one illegal act. He said they called somebody from Abuja that the person should come and work in Etche, and that they have a contract to give to the person and when the person came they duped the person of N20 million.
“I said he didn’t tell me; that I was hearing this for the first time. I said ‘no wonder this guy has been acting strange, planning on how to travel and go to one African country.’ So this is the reason.
“So when he came back, I grabbed him and said this is what I heard and I confronted him but he refused and we quarreled. We ended it that day. I then asked him what he did with his own share of the money. I heard some people bought land with their own, so what did you use your own to do?
“As we were dragging that issue that morning, he hit me, I ran into the kitchen with that oil and I poured it on him. That was how it happened.”