A 31-year old woman, Ayo Agbana, was on Friday brought before a Magistrates’ Court in Itire, Lagos, western Nigeria for allegedly pouring hot water on her co-tenant.
According to court records, the accused, who resides at No.11, Ibitoye Street, Mushin, Lagos, also almost bite off Tawa Oluwabunmi’s finger.
The prosecutor, Inspector Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused, who is facing one count charge of assault, committed the act on May 21.
Ayorinde said Agbana got into a heated argument with Oluwabunmi in the kitchen and when the latter turned to leave, she poured boiled water on her.
“She then grabbed her left arm and almost bit off the finger.’’
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 171 of the Criminal Code, Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Agbana, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs Abegunde Davis, before adjourning the case to June 25 for trial, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.
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