One Mr Isaac Ekeh, a retiree, has allegedly bathed his wife with hot water while sleeping.
It was learnt that the incident occurred at 3 a.m. on May 31 in Satellite Town, Alakija, Lagos State, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area.
Stella, a teacher who suffered serious injuries, told NAN on Monday that the family had dinner together before the accident.
She said, “My children, husband and I ate our dinner together on a fateful day before we went to bed.
“Isaac woke up around 3 am, boiled water which he used to bathe me while I was sleeping in the bedroom.
“My scream alerted my children, who stormed my room as my body was already peeling.
“My children rushed me to the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, where I’m receiving treatment.
“What baffled me was that we didn’t quarrel, no fight, no disagreement that would have warranted him to scald my skin.”
Stella claimed that her husband has returned to his hometown after inflicting serious harm on her.
Her husband is currently in his village in Owerri, Imo, according to the mother of four.
SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), stated he was unaware of the event when called.
Hundeyin said, “I don’t have a report of such, the case wasn’t reported.
“The woman should go to any police station nearer to her to report.”