A mother, Maryam Zakari, is accused of scalding her son, Babanne Abdulahi, with scalding water after he brought his girlfriend home in Cross River State.
The woman reportedly boiled water and poured it on her son, causing severe burns. This incident occurred in Bogobiri, a Hausa-Fulani residential area in the city.
Instead of verbally cautioning her son for having his girlfriend in his room, the woman chose to pour hot water on him, prompting her to call for help,” according to an eyewitness named Dauda.
When journalists visited Babanne’s residence, they found many sympathizers present, with several individuals condemning the woman’s actions.
“It is not just the girlfriend issue but because the son does not remit his daily wages to her but gives it to his girlfriend,” Dauda said.
The victim was rushed to a private clinic in Calabar for medical attention.
Contacted, the state police command Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, said the matter was yet to be reported to her.
Efforts to speak with the husband and the wife proved fruitless as they both kept mum.