The Rivers State Police Command detained and paraded a woman for disfiguring her husband’s body with boiling oil.
The woman, Favour Nweke, of Obite village in the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, was paraded among other suspects by the Commissioner of Police, Emeka Nwonyi, at the command’s headquarters on Moscow Road in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
CP Nwonyi told the press that the long arm of the law would always catch up with anyone, no matter how far they ran.
“(She) used hot groundnut oil on the husband may be for whatever domestic issue they have. You can run but you cannot hide, so I can assure you that the person has been arrested and is here with us. The law will catch up with anybody and do the necessary sanctions because if you do anyhow, you see anyhow,” CP Nwonyi stated
Mrs Nweke, on the other hand, expressed regret for her conduct, claiming that she and her husband were fighting when she poured boiling oil all over his body and that she would not have done it if she had known how it would end.
Her spouse, Ekelediri Nwokekoro of Okehi in the state’s Etche Local Government Area, is covered in blisters but manages to speak a few words.
“This is the challenge I face this period, it is an accident and I didn’t know it will occur this way,” Nwokekoro managed to mutter.
Other people detained on suspicion of cultism, case snatching, and robbery were paraded alongside Mrs Nweke, and police showed recovered firearms.