A housewife known as Iya Deborah, reportedly poured a bowl of hot water on her husband, identified as Ajagadi after he gave her N700 out of the N800 he had to prepare yam and sauce breakfast at Gbagidi, Ijanikin area of Lagos State.
Vanguard reports that the couple have been married for eight years, has four children, including a six-month-old baby.
The woman was said to have complained bitterly but when she was tired of complaining, she bought the yam and boiled it while her husband was busy with his phone in the sitting room and at the same time waiting for the meal.
However, his wife who became further irked by his action emptied the boiling water on her husband.
It was learnt that the the suspect once attacked a neighbour in their former compound with hot groundnut oil.
A neighbour said: “I was in front of the compound when I heard the victim screaming and his wife running out of the compound as if the devil was chasing her. Neighbours who were still in the compound ran into their apartment only to see him in pains.
“When we asked him what happened, he said his wife poured hot water on him. We bought raw eggs and honey which we poured on the burns, before taking him to the hospital.”
Angry neighbours later caught Iya Deborah, and dragged her to Ademola Hospital where her husband was still writhing in pains from burns and blisters on his chest, face, right hand, and lap.
A nurse who preferred anonymity said: “When the wife of the victim came to the hospital, she kept saying that she did it because the money her husband gave to her was too little.
“She alleged that he has been cheating on her with other women and keeps complaining that there was no money, but keeps spending on his lovers.”
Iya Deborah, who is currently undergoing interrogation at Ijanikin Police Divisional Headquarters, said: “I don’t know what came over me; it is the devil’s handiwork.”