Ghanaian arrested for bathing lover with hot water in Enugu

Enugu State Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old Ghanaian Emmanuel Opoku for allegedly bathing his lover Chiamaka Ngwu with hot water.

Enugu police spokesman Daniel Ndukwe in a statement on Thursday said the suspect was arrested on July 10 at about 2 pm following a petition from the Women Aid Collective (WACOL).

Mr Ndukwe said the suspect who resides in Akuke-Awkunanaw in Enugu metropolis allegedly violently attacked Ngwu, 25, mother of his three children, with hot water.

“The arrest is sequel to a petition received at Enugu Area Command Headquarters from WACOL,” the statement read.

“WACOL alleged that the suspect committed the offence on June 23 at about 8.00 p.m. following a misunderstanding with the victim.

“On receipt of the complaint and arrest of the suspect, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, directed a timely investigation and prosecution of the suspect.

“The commissioner cautioned married or would-be couples to shun acts of domestic violence, which is capable of causing physio-psychological harms one another.

“He warned that the command will stop at nothing to prosecute offenders.”

Ndukwe said that preliminary investigation revealed that the unmarried lovers who had been cohabiting over the past three years had three children.

The spokesman added that the suspect had been charged to court and remanded in police custody awaiting trial.

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