Woman arraigned for pouring hot water on 14-year-old niece

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*Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

A 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, is standing trial at a Surulere Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly pouring hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu.

The prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 5 at No.139, Adetola St., Aguda, Surulere. ‎

The accused, she said, “poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu who has been with her for more than a year for mistakenly pouring dirty water into her pot of soup that was stored in the freezer.

She added that the offence contravenes Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. ‎

The chief magistrate, Mrs. Ipaye Nwachukw, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

One of the sureties, the court said, must be a blood relation of the accused with evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

She adjourned hearing on the matter to Oct. 13, 2016.

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