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Ramota Bello, the house wife who killed her husband with hot water in Iyana Ilewo, Abeokuta North Local Government has narrated how she murdered her husband.
Ramota had earlier been arrested and detained at the police custody after her husband’s family reported the incident to the police at Lafenwa divisional Headquarters.
Her husband, Soliu Bello was reported to have been dead in hospital where he was rushed to for treatment.
The suspect while speaking exclusively with PLATFORMTIMES confessed to boiling hot water and pouring it on her husband who was asleep.
Ramota said, she committed the crime because she was frustrated as a result of the beating inflicted on her by her late husband.
She said, ” It was the devil’s work. Nobody told me to kill my husband, it crossed my mind and i did after he gave me the beating of my life which is not the first.”
She said, “He has beaten me on three different occasions now, this one is the third time.
“I have consequently reported to his family members but they had done nothing about it.
“Anytime I report him, they will tell me to just go that everything will be resolved.
“But on this faithful night, when my husband came home, he complained that I did not feed his Arabic student that lives with us.
“And I explained to him that I could not give the boy his food because I was asleep when the boy came home but before I knew what was happening he started beating me while I couldn’t do anything.
“Later, I boiled water and bathed him with hot water while he was asleep.
“It was the devils work. Because I loved my husband dearly, I never meant to kill him .”
When asked why she ran away after bathing her husband with hot water, she denied the speculation.
She said, “I didn’t run away as speculated, It was his family that told me to go to my parents till he recovers and I have been there until the day of my arrest.
“And that was the day I got to know he has died. I was informed about his death three days after he died. And I was arrested at my parent’s house.
“I feel sad about his death and everything because I loved my husband dearly. I never wished him dead. I regret my actions. I regret everything. I wish he didn’t die.
She, however, beseeched the government to have mercy on her as she regret her actions.