A mother, Joy, is still on the run after pouring her husband, Akachi, hot water at the Itire area of Lagos.
Akachi is still battling for survival at a private hospital in Itire.
The police have stepped up a manhunt for the woman and have vowed that she must be arrested and made to face the law.
Akachi had told the police that trouble started between him and his wife when he started observing that she would go out without his knowledge and came back late.
He was quoted as saying that;” I warned her, but she wouldn’t listen. I resolved that I should be locking the door if she came back late. On the previous night to the fateful day, she came back late at about 12 am and I asked her to explain where she was coming from, but she could not explain, I asked her to go back to where she was coming from. She was abusing me and my family, but I maintained my stands that she should go back to where she was coming from.
“The following day, I opened the door and she came in. She refused to cook.I asked her where she went to, but she kept quiet. Well, I saw her boiling hot water, I thought she was preparing something for breakfast, but she poured the steaming water on me. She wanted to finish my face with the hot water, but I was somehow saved from the magnitude of the damage she wanted to cause. I am in pains, but not as damaging as she intended”.
A police officer at the Itire police station said the case would soon be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba.