A jealous housewife, Rosemary (surname withheld), in Oko-Ogbelecommunity in Asaba, Delta State, has allegedly bathed her rival with acid water and jumped into River Niger.
Leadership reports said the housewife had complained of the frequent visits to the husband by the woman. During one of the visits, Rosemary had warned her rival that she would teach her some lessons.
It was reliably gathered that the husband, a well-known fisherman and a native of Bomadi Community, who settled in the Oko-Ogbele community, had threatened to marry another woman when the wife became unruly.
It was gathered that she sometimes attacked the husband with dangerous weapons.
At some point, she was said to have ambushed her rival and poured substance suspected to be acid on her face.
Police sources at the C Division Police Station said that the housewife disappeared after she attacked her rival.
Delta State Police command’s spokesman, DSP Celestina Kalu, confirmed that the husband of the woman, who had jumped into the river, was arrested, disclosing that the incident took place on Monday evening at Oko-Ogbele Community by the River Nigerbank.
She said that the corpse of the woman was yet to be found in the water while the acid victims was rushed to a private hospital in Asaba where she is currently receiving treatment.