By Stanley Onyekwere with Agency report
A 41-year-old teacher, Funmilayo Salami, has appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly pouring hot water on her neighbour.
The defendant, who resides at No. 6, Jinudu St., Agege, Lagos, was arraigned by the police on one ount charge of alleged assault.
According the prosecutor, Insp Abiola Adewale, the defendant poured hot water on one Maria Gilbert following an argument.
Adewale told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 27 about 6.30 p. m. at No. 6, Jinudu St., Agege, Lagos.
He disclosed that the accused and the complainant had a little misunderstanding, alleging that the defendant suddenly grabbed a kettle filled with hot water and poured it on the neighbour.
“The complainant is still receiving treatment at a hospital,” the prosecutor said.
According to him, the offence contravenes Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised) which stipulates a three- year jail term for offenders if convicted.
However, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Chief Magistrate, Mr W.A. Salami, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
Salami said the surety should be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government while the address should be verified.
He therefore adjourned the case till August 24 for hearing proper.