Police in Kano have confirmed the arrest of a housewife, Aisha Ali, who allegedly poured hot water on her husband’s genitals.
Kano police spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday.
Mr Haruna said the incident occurred at Feyen-Fayen village in Danbatta Local Government Area.
According to him, the command received a report on Sunday from the head of the community that 35-year-old Aisha poured hot water on the lap and private part of her husband in their home last Friday.
“The husband suffered severe burns on his private part and surroundings. He is presently admitted at Danbatta General Hospital receiving medical care and is responding to treatment,’’ the spokesman said.
He added that after the incident the suspect fled the village into neighbouring Jigawa State.
She was later arrested by a team of Operation Puff Adder at Babura, Jigawa.
Haruna said preliminary investigation revealed that she committed the act because her husband was planning to marry a second wife.
He said the commissioner of police in the state has ordered that the case be transferred to State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department for discreet investigation.
The spokesman said the suspect would be arraigned as soon as investigation was completed.