2nd August, 2011
A jilted lover, Chinedu Anokwute, 30 has been charged before the Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly bathing his estranged girlfriend, Blessing Njoku with hot water. Blessing is now confined at the hospital bed at Apapa general hospital, Lagos where she is being treated.
Chinedu was alleged to have poured hot water on Blessing along Cemetery Road, Olodi Apapa, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, after their relationship broke down.
The relationship between the two lovers came to an end when Blessing could no longer bear Chinedu excesses.
P.M.NEWS learnt that Blessing alleged that she was no longer comfortable with Chinedu because of his harassment whenever she greets another man.
She reportedly told Chinedu that she was no longer interested in the relationship.
But Chinedu insisted that the relationship must go on because they have gone far and he intended to consummate it with marriage in future.
He reportedly accused Blessing of dumping him because of another man after he sacrificed so much to keep the affair.
He pleaded with her to rescind her decision but she refused.
Chinedu, it was learnt, poured hot water on Blessing to avenge her decision to dump him.
The matter was reported at the Trinity Police Station and Chinedu was arrested and charged to court for assault.
The offence is contrary to Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and Magistrate W. O. A. Amos granted him bail in the sum of N30,000 with one surety.
The matter was adjourned till further date.