A 27- year – old man , Adeniyi Akinde, has reportedly bathed his wife , Deborah, with hot water laced with pepper , while she was sleeping over suspicion of infidelity.
The incident happened on Tuesday around 12. 30am in the Oke – Owu area of Modakeke , Osun State, where the couple reside .
The victim was said to have been rushed to hospital after the attack , having sustained severe injuries in her face and body.
It was learnt that Deborah was visited on her hospital bed at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital , Ile- Ife , by police personnel after the matter was reported at the Modakeke Police Division .
When contacted , the Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Yemisi Opatola , confirmed the incident.
Opatola said a suspect had been arrested in connection with the crime , adding that the state Commissioner of Police , Johnson Kokumo, had ordered a thorough investigation into the matter.
She stated, “We actually had a report from Oke – Owu , Modakeke , that one Adeniyi Akinde bathed a woman , Deborah Akinde, with hot water, while she was sleeping around 12. 30am .
“ Operatives have visited the victim in the hospital and the Commissioner of Police has directed a thorough investigation into the matter. ”
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