A middle-aged woman, Maryam Zakari, has allegedly bathed his son, Babanne Abdulahi, with hot water for bringing his girlfriend home in Cross River State.
It was gathered that the woman was said to have boiled water with which he showered her son last Thursday, leaving him with severe burns.
The incident took place at Bogobiri, the Hausa-Fulani residential area in the city.
According to an eye witness who identified himself as Dauda, “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.
Contacted, the state police command Public Relations Officer, Irene Ugbo, said the matter was yet to be reported to her.