A 35-year-old housewife, Awele Nwani, in Ibusa, Oshimili South Local Government Area, LGA of Delta State, has allegedly bathed her husband, Frank Nwani, with hot water, on claims that he denied her sex for three weeks.
According to Awele, her husband had been having extra marital affairs.
The mother of six who is now on the run had threatened to make life unbearable for her husband, The Punch reports.
The victim, however, dismissed his wife’s claim as untrue, saying his wife had been sleeping around.
Nwani said, “My wife has been sleeping around, hence I stopped sleeping with her for three weeks. It is a taboo in my tribe and she violates the laws.
“All my attempts to stop her illicit affairs outside proved abortive, then I took the decision to starve her of sex.”
The last straw that broke the camel’s back was when the victim returned from a visit to a friend’s house on Thursday during nightfall and in his usual jokes, called his wife a lazy woman, leaving her in wide anger as she fired back to call the husband a wizard.
According to sources, while their quarrel lasted, the woman disguised to have put the quarrel behind her, dashed to the kitchen where she allegedly boiled water.
Unknown to the husband who was relaxing in the sitting room, Awele bathed him with the water and disappeared.
Confirming the incident, police officers at the Ibusa Police Division, who pleaded anonymity, said they were on the trail of the suspect while the victim is receiving treatment in an undisclosed private hospital.
The police also noted that the woman disappeared with the sum of N200, 000 being daily contribution the husband received and kept in her custody