The Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos has docked a 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, for allegedly bathing her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, with hot water.
The accused, in her defence pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault.
In her statement, prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 5 at her residence 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 while delivering her judgement, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum to the accused.
One of the sureties, she said, must be a blood relation of the accused with evidence of tax payment to the state government.
She however, adjourned the hearing to Oct. 13 for mention.