Varsity Student Kills Neighbour In Lagos With Boiling Water

CourtA university student, Mabel Bassey, has been remanded in prison on the orders of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for attacking her neighbour with hot water and killing him.

Ms. Bassey is to be remanded at Ikoyi Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Ms. Bassey, a student of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and resident of Surulere Street, Ojo, Lagos, was arraigned before Magistrate Bola Folarin-Williams on a charge of murder on Thursday.

She was alleged to have poured hot water on Efe Okotie, 38, on July 2 at their residence, which resulted in his death.

According to the prosecutor, Olatunde Kehinde, the deceased had advised Bassey to desist from her promiscuous lifestyle which did not go down well with her.

“Out of anger, she bathed the late Okotie with hot water.

“The deceased died six days after the incident due to the severe burns he suffered from the hot water”, the prosecutor told the court.

The offence contravened Section 221 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, which carries a death sentence for offenders.

The case has been adjourned to Nov. 4.