18-year-old woman kills mother with boiling water in detergent dispute
Charles Nwoke, Makurdi, Nigeria
February 8, 2021
Winifred Ingyaji, a maiden of 18 has reportedly murdered her mother, Mrs. Mbachirin Ashiekaa after she bathed her with boiled water in a domestic violence dispute that was triggered by a missing detergent.
According to reports, the imbroglio commenced at the Innyongun Wadata Makurdi residence of the family when a minor disagreement between Winifred and her brother’s wife, Jennifer got out of hand and gradually it metamorphosed into this unfortunate event.
A source that witnessed the shocking incident who spoke on condition of anonymity said, the 18-year-old girl had in a few days ago made use of a small pack of detergent bought by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Jennifer Betsee, to wash up dishes in the family house without the owner’s consent or approval.
“The woman wanted to make use of the detergent when she realized that someone had made use of it. When she later found out that it was Jennifer that made use of the detergent she demanded an explanation,” said the source.
“While Winifred was explaining that the detergent was used to wash dishes in the house, her sister-in-law said something that got her very angry and she reached for a pot of boiling water and not knowing that her mother was right behind her to intervene in the quarrel, she poured the water on her, her sister-in-law and part of it also poured on her.
“They all suffered burns and were rushed to Bishop Murray Hospital Makurdi because of the severity of the burns. Unfortunately, her mother died while being conveyed to the hospital.
“Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Betsee who was also burnt in the fracas is currently receiving treatment at Bishop Murray Hospital while the corpse of her mother has been deposited at the hospital,” he added.
When contacted, DSP Catherine Anene, the Police Public Relations Officer, who confirmed the ugly incident attributed it to domestic.
“She suffered burns, likewise her sister-in-law and mother but I think the woman died out of shock but we are still investigating the matter,” she said.