A 43-year-old housewife, Bisola Awodele, has poured hot water on her husband whom she accused of drunkenness and not responsible for the family welfare.

The mother of five, who is now in police custody at Sango Ota, on interrogation, confirmed her action, according to the police, explaining that her husband is fond of getting home drunk everyday. She said she had cautioned him several times but he failed to change.

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known on Sunday , said the suspect was arrested on March 8, adding that the hot water had caused the victim a grievous harm.

Mr Oyeyemi said the husband had been taken to the General Hospital, Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of the state, where he is currently recuperating.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.