A Nigerian mother, Maryam Zakari, has reportedly bathed his son, Babanne Abdulahi, with hot water for bringing girlfriend home in Cross river state.
The woman was said to have boiled water with which he showered her son last Thursday, resulting in severe burns.
The incident took place at Bogobiri, the Hausa-Fulani residential area in Calabar.
According to an eyewitness, Dauda, the woman discovered the boy in his room with his girlfriend, instead of verbally reprimanding him, she chose to scald him with hot water. She poured the boiling liquid over him and then cried out for assistance.
He said, “The woman saw the boy in his room with his girlfriend instead of cautioning him verbally, she decided to drench the young man with hot water. She poured the hot water on his body and shouted out for help”.
“It is not just the girlfriend issue but because the son does not remit his daily wages to her but gives it to his girlfriend”.
The victim was rushed to a private clinic in Calabar for medical attention.
When reached out for comment, the state police command Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, said the matter was yet to be reported to her.
Efforts to speak with the husband and the wife proved fruitless as they both kept mum.