Woman Assaulted With Hot Stew Petitions PSC, Lagos

Woman Assaulted With Hot Stew Petitions PSC, Lagos

Woman Assaulted With Hot Stew Petitions PSC, Lagos
Mary Sunday, the 27-year-old who was allegedly assaulted by her fiancé, Corporal Isaac Gbawuam, with a pot of stew and lighted stove, has decided to petition the Police Service Commission and Lagos State Public Advise Centre.

Her lawyer, Mr. Moses Kassim, told Punch Metro that he had been in touch with the commission and the centre and would soon sent Sunday’s petition to them.

Kassim, who condemned the response from the Lagos State Police Command that Sunday’s injuries were self inflicted, expressed doubt of getting justice at the command.

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The lawyer said, “From the statements reportedly made by eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident, the following can be inferred.

“First, that there is an agreement among the eyewitnesses that a relationship existed between the two parties.

“Second, there is no smoke without a fire. It is not possible that Sunday poured stew and the stove on herself; no sane person would do that. Most importantly, the law of natural justice demands that a man should not be a judge in his own case. In other words, the police cannot judge their own man and still claim to be dispensing justice especially in Lagos State.

“However, we have confidence in the Police Service Commission, Abuja. We have been in touch with them and have been advised to forward our case to Abuja. Even the Lagos State Public Advice Cenre is also interested in the case.”

Sunday had told Punch Metro that Gbanwuam assaulted her over a phone call. In a bid to escape, she had run into a neighbour’s kitchen where a pot of stew was boiling on a kerosene stove. Gbanwuam, who was in pursuit, allegedly seized the kerosene stove with its contents and threw them at Sunday.

But the the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. Damascus Ozoani, had on Monday said Sunday mistakenly poured a pot of stew and lighted stove on herself when she attempted throwing them at Gbawuam during the quarrel.

However, Sunday, who is currently at the Igbogbi Orthopaedic Hospital after a five month stay at a private clinic in Gbagada disagreed with DPPRO’s claim.

She said, “If I wanted to attack Gbawuam, why didn’t I do it in our apartment? Why run all the way to a neighbour’s apartment? I ran because I wanted help; I wanted him to stop beating me. I am not surprised though at the statement of the eyewitnesses; Gbawuam was born and bred in the barracks, they would all stand by him.”

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