Woman Assaults Neighbour For Meddling In Her Family Matter
A 27 year old woman, Keziah Bature, was Monday arraigned by the police for allegedly pouring hot pepper water on her neighbour, Abigail Akos, in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.
The defendant, who is a resident of chief palace, Karu, Abuja, was arraigned on a count bordering on voluntarily causing grievous hurt, an offence she denied committing.
Vincent Osuji, the prosecutor, revealed while in the court that the complainant, Akos, who resides in the same area as the defendant, reported the matter at Karu Police Station on April 16, at about 4 pm.
“The complainant alleged that the defendant came to her apartment and warned her not to intervene in the matter concerning her and her cousin, Blessing.
“In the course of the confrontation, both the defendant and the complainant fought but were separated by other neighbours.
“According to the complainant, surprisingly after few hours of the separation, the defendant came back to her apartment and poured her hot water mixed with pepper.
“As a result of the hot pepper water which she poured all over her body, she was inflicted with serious injuries on her back, front and other sensitive parts of her body, and was rushed to Nigeria Customs Hospital.
“In fact, the complainant is still in critical condition, though undergoing medical treatment, in which hospital bill is yet to be ascertained,” Osuji said.
According to the prosecutor, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 247 of the Penal Code.
Hassan Ishaq, the judge, granted the defendant N50,000 bail, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until June 25, for hearing.