A woman in Rivers State, Favour Nweke, who bathed her husband Ekelediri Nwokekoro with hot cooking oil, has narrated what led to her heinous act.
The woman, who resides in Okehi in Etche local government area, made the revelation on Friday while being paraded before journalists at a media briefing in Port Harcourt.
Narrating what transpired, Mrs Nweke said, “He will go out at about 2 o’clock in the night and 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 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 quarrelled. 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.”
The suspect fled the scene on Tuesday, after committing the incident, and was later arrested and handed over to the police on Thursday morning by a vigilante group.
She, however, pleaded for forgiveness while she denied being involved in extramarital affairs.
“I feel bad. Had I known that this thing would turn out like this, I would not have done it to him. I will just go to my place and stay. I am begging for Nigerians, you people should forgive me.”
The State Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwonyi, said the “law will catch up with her and anybody who tries to take the laws into their hands, will be made to face the necessary sanctions.”