The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger State Command, has arrested a 35-year-old man, Musa Umar, for pouring hot water on his mother in Minna.
The suspect was believed to always be under the influence of alcohol and sometimes cannabis. Umar, however, did not show any sign of remorse for his action.
“I actually poured the hot water on her without any genuine reason. I am ok, I don’t regret it,” he said during interrogation. It was learnt that Umar had attempted to kill his mother twice by hitting her with stones and stabbing her with knife.
The mother, Mrs. Umar, who is currently on admission at a private hospital, is responding to treatment.