A housewife, Ngozi Nkere, has been docked at a Yaba Magistrate’s court in Lagos, Nigeria on  a one-count charge of assault when she hit a suspected rival, Rita Njoku with a iron rod on  her mouth.

It was gathered that before her husband married Ngozi Nkere, he shared his flat with Rita.  But trouble started brewing between the two women immediately Ngozi joined her husband and  she started alleging that her man was having an affair with Rita, who continued to live with  the couple, using a room in their three bedroom flat at 28, Adebisi Street, Alagomeji, Yaba.

P.M.NEWS learnt that on the day of the incident, Ngozi had once again accused Rita of having  an affair with her husband and an angry Ngozi reached for an iron rod and hit Rita in the  mouth.

As blood was gushing out of the victim’s mouth, she was rushed to a nearby hospital while  the matter was reported at Adekunle Police Station.

Ngozi was later arraigned before a Yaba magistrate’s court and charged with assault, an  offence punishable under section 355 of the Criminal Code cap 17 Vol.11 Laws of Lagos State,  Nigeria, 2003.

When the charge was read to her, Ngozi pleaded not guilty.

The trial magistrate, Mr. P.A Adekomaiya granted her bail in the sum of N10,000 with two  sureties in the like sum. The matter was adjourned till 29 September, 2010 for mention.

As Ngozi Nkere could not meet the bail conditions in good time, she was ordered to be  remanded in Kirikiri prisons, Apapa, Lagos.

—Paul Yoghojie