The Enugu state police command has confirmed the arrest of the Ghanaian man who allegedly poured hot water on the breasts of his wife and mother of his children.
The man identified as Emmanuel Opoku, 28-year-old, poured hot water on his breastfeeding wife’s Chiamaka Ngwu aged 25 breast at their home in Akuke-Awkunanaw, Enugu.
In a statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Ndukwe Ekea, Opoku was arrested following a petition received at the command’s headquarters on July 10 from Women Aid Collective (WACOL), Enugu that he allegedly committed the act on June 23 following a misunderstanding between the lovers.
”Preliminary investigation reveals that the lovers have been together for over three (3) years with three (3) children, but are yet to be customarily or otherwise married. It further shows that they had misunderstanding on the said date, which led to the suspect pouring hot water, intended for the preparation of pap, all over the victim’s breasts. This caused her grievous bodily harm” the statement read
The spokesperson said Opoku has been charged to court and remanded in Police custody for further hearing.
Residents of the State are encouraged to promptly report any person(s) found committing or have committed acts of assault/grievous bodily harm and related offences, due to domestic violence, to the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s hotlines on: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.