by Oge Okonkwo
For allegedly inflicting severe injuries to her co-wife, one Zainab Abba, a 30-year-old woman, Hadiza Abba have been brought before Area Court in Jos, Plateau, on Monday.
The suspect was reported to have poured steaming hot water on Mrs. Zainab at about 3p.m. on August 4, 2013.
According to police First Information Report (FIR), the accused was reported by a Sagiru Maishanu at the `C` Division police station in Jos, at about 5p.m. on August 13.
It said that the complainant, who was the brother of the victim, told the police that the action of the accused had made his sister to sustain severe burns.
“The victim has sustained severe burn on her back and breast, and she was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
“The action of the accused has contravened Section 242 of the Penal Code law,” the FIR said.
When the FIR was read to the accused, she pleaded not guilty to the charge and her Counsel, Mr A. S. Umar, applied to the court for her bail.
Umar said that his client was presumed innocent until proven otherwise by the court and that she was ready to provide competent surety if given the bail.
The Police Prosecutor, Mr Mubas Rafan, objected to the bail application of the accused, saying that the police was still investigating the matter.
Rafan said that the victim had sustained serious hurt from the action of the accused and she did not deserve bail.
The Presiding Officers, Mrs Halima Bala and Mrs Mary Izang, however, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.
The court adjourned the case to Sept. 16 for hearing.
THIS MADNESS, IF SHE IS PROOF GUILTY LET HER PAY THE SAME PRICE.
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