Wife Arrested for Allegedly Scalding Husband with Hot Groundnut Oil in Rivers State

Spousal Dispute Turns Violent

A woman in Rivers State, Hope Nwala, has been arrested by the Rivers State Police Command following allegations that she bathed her husband, Ekelediri Nwankwo, with scalding groundnut oil during a domestic disagreement in Okehi, Etche Local Government Area.

Police Statement

According to the spokesperson for the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, the alleged incident occurred after the husband had retired to sleep later that same day.

The wife, Hope Nwala, reportedly committed the crime, leading to an ongoing investigation.

Arrest and Investigation

Iringe-Koko confirmed that the woman was arrested by police operatives who had been in pursuit after she fled upon realizing the gravity of her actions.

She is currently in police custody and will undergo interrogation as part of the ongoing investigation.

The Background of the Dispute

The alleged attack on her husband took place after Ekelediri Nwankwo confronted his wife regarding the presence of a strange man who had been observed lurking around her and her younger sister.

The situation became tense when Nwankwo decided to ask his wife’s younger sister to leave their home due to concerns about her behavior.

Deteriorating Family Dynamics

The victim, Ekelediri Nwankwo, revealed that his wife’s behavior had taken a sudden and concerning turn after her younger sister moved in with them.

He felt compelled to ask the younger sister to leave due to her disrespectful attitude toward him in their shared home.

This decision led to a heated argument between him and his wife.

The Confrontation

The situation escalated when Nwankwo confronted his wife about the presence of a strange man and her association with him.

He expressed concerns about her behavior and the company she was keeping, which ultimately led to the tragic incident.

Violence Unleashed

In a shocking turn of events, Ekelediri Nwankwo shared that his wife poured boiling groundnut oil on him while he was in bed, and she proceeded to physically assault him with a hammer.

Investigation Ongoing

The Rivers State Police Command continues its investigation into the case, aiming to uncover all the details surrounding the violent incident.

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