A house wife in Minna, Mrs Janet Mohammed poured hot water mixed with pepper on her husband Mr Alaska Mohammed after an arguement.
Mr. Mohammed described the incident from his hospital bed saying the quarrel was over their 11 months old son’s health.
He said that trouble started when his wife was nonchalant about the boy’s increase in temperature.
Mr. Mohammed said his refusal to allow the wife take the son to church the argument commenced and was subsequently settled by his mother.
He said “After my mother settled us she told me that I will regret laying my hands on her but I ignored the threat. As I was watching television and taking my breakfast, she poured the mixture on me,’’
The victim said that before family members and other neighbours could come to his aid his wife had disappeared.
The incident has been reported to the Tudunwada police division in the area.
Mr. Mohammed sustained burns on his face and body.