A housewife, Ramota Soliu has reportedly fled after murdering her husband, Bello Soliu at a Fulani settlement located in Iyana Ilewo, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It was alleged that the suspect poured hot water on her husband which led to his death.
The incident had occurred after the deceased invited a relative to speak to his wife concerning her habit of starving him and an Islamic student living with them, Daily Post reports.
However, it seems Ramota was displeased at her husband’s actions as she had woken up the next morning to boil water and proceeded to pour it on her husband.
Usman Saliu, a brother of thehe deceased confirming the crime said: “My brother has always been complaining about Ramota. She had a habit of starving him and the Arabic student living with them. Sometimes, she would not serve my brother food.
“For peace to reign, Bello invited us to talk to his wife. People waded in on Friday, talked to her, but she didn’t say anything in response.
“Very early on Saturday morning, she woke up and started boiling water. People thought she wanted to make Amala or ogi. The water was on fire for like one hour. All of a sudden, we heard a loud noise from her husband quarters where he was sleeping.
“We rushed down to see what was happening, and we discovered that that woman had bathed our brother with the water she boiled. His body was already peeling.
“We rushed him to a hospital at Rounder in Abeokuta, but he was rejected. We took him somewhere else. But he eventually died on Tuesday evening.”
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said he heard the event been discussed on the radio but he was not sure it had been reported to the police.