#StoriesWeHear: Woman arraigned for pouring hot water on neighbour during fight over a STONE

A business woman, Augustina Nicholas, 30, on Friday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, and charged for allegedly pouring hot water on her neighbour, Roseline Okujere.

Nicholas, who lives at No. 13, Akinyemi Street, Ajah, was arraigned on a two-count charge of assault and causing grievous harm.

The Prosecutor, Mr Austin Orji, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 5, at 10 a.m., at Akinyemi Compound, Ajah.

Orji said: “The duo got into a heated argument which turned into a fight and in the process, Nicholas, who at the time was boiling water to prepare breakfast, poured it on her neighbour.

“They had been arguing over a stone which the complainant used to support her kiosk where she sells recharge cards.”

The prosecutor told the court that Nicholas had removed the stone to support her grinding stone and promised to return it.

“When she didn’t return it, the complainant angrily went to pick her stone, which got Nicholas angry, and a fight ensued,” he said.

Orji said the offences contravened Sections 170 and 243 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused if convicted could be imprisoned for seven years.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mrs Y.R. Pinheiro, granted bail to the accused in sum of 100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Read more: Vanguard Newspapers

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