A house wife , Mrs Janet Mohammed , of Mandela area of Minna in Niger State on Monday poured hot water mixed with pepper on her husband Mr Alaska Mohammed after a brawl .
Mohammed told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday on his hospital bed at Minna General Hospital that the quarrel was over their 11-month- old son’ s health .
He said that trouble started when his wife was nonchalant about the boy ’ s high fever.
Mohammed said his refusal to allow the wife take the son to church led to a brawl which was subsequently settled by his mother .
“ After my mother settled us she told me that I will regret ever laying my hands on her but I ignored the threat . As I was watching television and taking my breakfast , she splashed the mixture on me , ’’ he said .
The victim said that before family members and other neighbours could come to his aid his wife had disappeared .
Mohammmed said that the incident has been reported to the Tudunwada police division in the area .
NAN observed that Mohammed , who spoke in pains, had burns on his face and body.
Confirming the incident to NAN , the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Assistant Superintendent of Police Muhammad Abubakar , said the matter had been reported to the police .
Abubakar said the offence was criminal .
“ We have commenced investigation into the matter although the woman in question is on the run . Whenever we arrest her we will charge her accordingly , ’’ he said .