A 45-year-old housewife, Owolati Laide has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for pouring hot water on her husband.
Laide, who was arraigned at an FCT Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja was sentenced on a one-count charge of “causing hurt on provocation.’’
The housewife, who pleaded guilty, begged the court to tamper justice with mercy as it was not intentional, saying: “Please sir, don’t send me to jail because of my six months old baby. I am so sorry for what I did; it was the devil that lured me into this act. I will not do it again.
“I just discovered that my husband has other five wives without my consent. When I confronted him, he started beating me and I had injuries all over my body “So, when I was washing my face with hot water, he came and started beating me. In the process the hot water poured on him.”
Her husband, Owolati Tajudeem, however told the court that she was awre of his marriage to the other five wives but got annoyed because his second wife who was pregnant came from Lagos without her consent.
Culle from The Vanguard.