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Man arraigned for bathing neighbour with hot water

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An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court on Friday arraigned a 35-year-old man, Benjamin Osueke, for allegedly pouring hot water on a female neighbour.

 

Osueke, who resides at Number 24, James Olaogun St., Ikorodu in Lagos state, is facing a charge of assault.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that the incident happened on February 18.

Iberedem said the accused poured hot water on his neighbour, Mrs Benedicta Orji, in the kitchen.

“There was an argument over electricity bill between the accused and the complainant; after the argument, the accused warned her not to cook on his table because they share kitchen.

“Suddenly, he poured hot water on the complainant which burnt her body badly,” the prosecutor said.

He said that the offence contravened Section 230 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A. Azeez, granted the accused N100,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

Azeez said that the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction, be gainfully employed and should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos state government.

She then adjourned the case until March 29 for hearing.

 

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