A 35-year-old man, Musa Umar, has been arrested by Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Niger State Command, for allegedly pouring hot water on his mother in Minna, the state capital.
Umar, who lived with his mother on Okada road, was said to have committed the offence under the influence of alcohol and cannabis.
Philip Ayuba, the Niger State commandant of the corps, said 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.