4th May, 2011
A woman, Opeyemi Fashina, 22, was on Tuesday charged before a Somolu Magistratesâ€™ Court for allegedly pouring a hot and dangerous liquid on her former husband, Mr. Charles Ugochukwu.
Fashina, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge before Magistrate B.O. Osunsami.
The prosecutor, ASP. Akinlabi Adegoke, had submitted that Fashina poured the hot liquid, suspected to be an â€œobnoxious chemicalâ€, on Ugochukwu on April 26.
According to Adegoke, she committed the offence at Odunsi St., Bariga, Lagos.
â€œThe accused unlawfully did grievous bodily harm to the complainant by pouring him hot liquid solution suspected to be obnoxious chemical,â€ he said.
He told the court that the complainant had divorced the accused about four years ago and were blessed with a child.
The prosecutor said that the alleged offence contravened Sections 335 Cap 17, Vol. 2 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State.
Osunsanmi granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum.
The court adjourned further hearing in the case till May 25.
A mild drama, however, occurred in the court when Fashina tore the uniform of a policeman while she was led to prison custody pending when she would perfect her bail conditions.