by Oge Okonkwo
Two women, 23-year-old, Ogechi Nmerenini, and 22-year-old Bilikisu Akinyode, have been remanded in custody, on the orders of the on the orders of the Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, western Nigeria, for fighting in public over a man.
Nmerenini and Akinyode were charged for public disturbance after arrest was made by the police at Atebo street.
Sources say the two started fighting after they realised they were dating the same man in Ajegunle area of Lagos.
According to PM News reports:
A suggestion by one of them that they should continue their secret relationship with their lover was rebuffed by one of them who insisted on having the lover for herself alone.
The accused, it was gathered, injured each other during the fight.
Their lover was simply identified as Emma.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when they arraigned and the presiding magistrate, Mr. M.K.O. Fadeyi, granted them bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.
They were remanded in prison on the orders of the magistrate when they could not immediately meet the conditions attached to the bail.
The matter was adjourned till 6 September for mention.
Updated: According to a reader who identified herself as a sister to Ogechi Nmerenini, the issue was not about a fight over a man but simply a case of assault which was taken to court.
The sister whose identity could not be immediately ascertained responded on the social media network, Twitter using the handle @Afro_DBA saying, “It was a case of assault on my younger sister and mom by the said Bilikisu (Akinyode) and her wayward friend.”
We shall bring you more updates as soon as we get them.