A 36 year-old housewife, Adio Abiola, has been arrested by the Adeniji Adele Division of the Lagos State Police Command, for allegedly pouring hot water on her rival, Adio Mutiyat, her husband’s second wife.
She was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of felony to wit, pouring hot water on Adio Mutiyat and causing her bodily harm.
According to the police, Abiola was arrested following a complaint lodged by the family of Adio Mutiyat that the accused pour hot water on their daughter, while she was asleep for unjustifiable reasons and in the process, caused her grievous bodily harm.
As a result, Adio Abiola was arrested and interrogated; but she could not give satisfactory reasons why she committed the dastardly act.
Reports say the accused had parked out of her husband’s house to an apartment within the neighbourhood after her husband married a second wife to her chagrin.
She allegedly sneaked into the house and poured hot water on her rival while the latter she was sleeping.
According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Babatope Julius, the offences contravene sections 404(1) and 172 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
After she had pleaded not guilty to the charges, the magistrate, Mrs. W. B. Balogun granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State government. She adjourned the case till November 12, 2012 and ordered that the accused be remanded at the Kirikiri prison until she meets her bail terms.