Men of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a pregnant woman, Mrs Mercy Chintua, over allegation of assault on her neighbour, whom she alleged, spied on her while she was taking her bath.
Witnesses said that Chintua, who resides at Akwuke, Awkunanaw axis of Enugu State, poured hot water on the victim, Emmanuel Anyebe, for allegedly peeping on her while she was having her bath on February 23.
State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amaraizu confirmed the incident. According to him, “Mercy poured hot water on the victim as he was going to bath. She alleged that the victim was peeping into the bathroom while [she was] having her bath.
“The hot water inflicted serious body burns on the victim. As a result of the injuries sustained from the act, he was unconscious and was rushed to a nearby hospital. The victim has denied ever peeping on the woman during bath.
“The suspect has, however, pleaded for leniency as she ascribed her actions to demonic spirit in her,” Amaraizu said.