Ondo woman pours hot water on husband’s female worker over illicit affairs

A woman, Esther Godwin, has been arrested by men of the Ondo State Police Command for allegedly pouring hot water on one Endurance Samuel, whom she alleged of having illicit affairs with her husband.

The incident happened in Idanre, Idanre Local Government Area of the state, while the victim was currently receiving treatment at the hospital, where she was rushed, after the incident.

According to a source in the community, the 39-year-old food vendor, who was said to be suspecting the victim with her husband, invited the victim to her shop to collect a keg of palm oil, her husband was owing her (victim).

On getting to the shop, the suspect allegedly attacked her with hot water.

Speaking on the incident, Endurance denied having a love affair with the suspect’s husband, explaining that she worked as a labourer with Esther’s husband on the farm.

She narrated, “Esther called me from where I was learning tailoring to come and collect the palm oil her husband is owing me. I also work as a labourer for her husband and some other farmers in the town.

“I rushed out of my oga’s shop excitedly, not knowing that the call was just to lure me to her shop where she was selling food, to pour hot water on me for the offence I did not commit.”

The husband of the suspect, Godwin, in his reaction, also denied having any affair with Endurance, as he said he only engaged her as a labourer on his farm.

“I am the one paying for the victim’s treatment at the hospital since the incident happened till date,” Godwin stated.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the suspect was no more in police custody as the matter was already in court.

“The suspect has been charged to court. She is not with us,” the PPRO stated.