A 35-year-old man, Musa Umar, has been arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Niger State Command, for pouring hot water on his mother in Minna, the state capital.
Umar was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and cannabis while carrying out the act which caused his mother grievous injuries.
Northern City News gathered that the suspect who lived on Okada road with his mother was known for excessive consumption of alcohol.
The Niger State commandant of the corps, Philip Ayuba, stated that the culprit did not show any remorse for his action.
According to the commandant, the suspect confessed during interrogation that he had attempted to kill the mother several times.
He stated that Umar would be arraigned in court after investigation.