Man pours hot water on ex-lover



Lagos – A 28-yer old man, Adenuga Adesanmi, on Wednesday  appeared before a  Chief Magistrates’  Court in Badagry for allegedly pouring hot water on his ex-lover, one Miss Uzoamaka Nwogbo.

The accused, who resides at No. 15, Zoglo Way, Badagry, is facing a one-count charge of assault.

The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offence at about 8 p.m. on Sept. 26, at No. 7, Debo Close, Ilogbo, Badagry.

Uko said that the accused, who worked as a cleaner in the area and his ex-lover were arguing over a certain matter when he allegedly went to the kitchen, got a pot of hot water and poured it on her.

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He said that the offences contravened the Criminal Code but the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Mr Folabi Dosu, Counsel to the accused, pleaded with the court to grant bail to his client to allow ongoing police investigation in the matter to be concluded.

Dosu gave assurance that his client would not jump bail, adding that they would cooperate with all the parties involved in the case.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety must present an evidence of tax payment and adjourned the case to Nov. 25.

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