Woman attacks 14-year-old niece with hot water over soup


A 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, is facing trial at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly pouring hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu.

The court granted her bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

One of the sureties, the court said, must be a blood relation of the accused with evidence of tax payment to the state government.

The accused, a resident of No.139, Adetola St., Aguda in Surulere, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 5 at No.139, Adetola St., Aguda, Surulere.

‎“The accused poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, who has been with her for more than a year for mistakenly pouring dirty water into her pot of soup that was stored in the freezer.”

‎The offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Chief Magistrate, Ipaye Nwachukwu, adjourned hearing to Oct. 13. (NAN)‎

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