It was a horrific sight to behold as a woman identified as Angela Amos had hot water poured on her by her co-tenant identified as Flora Ekong, the incident left the victim with one of her her breasts and left hand scalded and was admitted to a private hospital in the community.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Ekong had chided Amos’ daughter, Mary, for opening the bathroom door while she (Ekong) was taking a bath.
Amos, a native of Cotonou, Benin Republic, reportedly heard Ekong rebuking nine-year-old Mary, and confronted her.
In the ensuing altercation, Amos reportedly rushed to her kitchen, removed a bowl of boiling water on a stove and emptied it on the victim.
Our correspondent learnt that she attempted to flee, but was prevented by the landlady, who handed her over to the police at the Ajiwe division.
The 29-year-old widow, a native of Cross River State, who spoke with our correspondent from the hospital bed, said she had tried to avoid Amos.
She said, “That was not the first time her daughter would barge in while I was in the bathroom and I had warned her. When she refused to stop, I reported her to her mother through a neighbour. The mother is troublesome, that was why I didn’t meet her directly.
“Instead of her (Amos) to caution the child, she abused the neighbour. The daughter did the same thing last Sunday. I was in the bathroom on Tuesday when she repeated it. I told her that the next time she did that, I would slap her.
“The mother dared me to slap her and we started exchanging words. She left and returned a few seconds later with a bowl of hot water which she emptied on me.”
A co-tenant, who witnessed the incident, Sunday Alo, said everybody in the house avoided Amos.
“I was inside my room that day when I heard her exchanging words with Flora (Ekong). No one expected that she could pour hot water on the woman,” he said.
A relative of the victim, who did not want his name in print said, about N100,000 had been spent on her so far.
Ekong was arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on Friday on two counts of assault and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.
Source:( Punch Newspaper )
BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting
Three Nigerian television broadcasting media houses have been fined a sum of nine million Naira (N9,000,000) by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC over the coverage of the nationwide #EndSARS protest against police brutality.
Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV were each awarded an N3m fine over “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protests across the nation.
The declaration was announced during a press conference on Monday, October 26 at the federal capital territory, Abuja, by the acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba.
Shehu Sani Reacts As FG Considers Giving Electricity To Chad
Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has described the plan of the Federal Government to export electricity to Chad as absurd.
In a report circulated by PUNCH, it is believed that the federal government is considering supplying electricity to the Republic of Chad following a recent request by the neighboring country.
This follows a statement by the government-owned Transmission Company of Nigeria that a meeting was held last week to discuss the possibilities of connecting the neighboring country.
The report has led to widespread condemnation of the government by Nigerians, querying how a country that doesn’t have stable electricity plans to export the little it generates.
Reacting to the report, the former lawmaker wrote:
“The idea of the FG exporting electricity to Chad in the midst of our ‘national darkness’ is absurd.”
The idea of the FG exporting electricity to Chad in the midst of our ‘national darkness’ is absurd.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 26, 2020
NASS Will Secure Justice For Police Brutality Victims, Ensure Five-Point Demands Are Implemented – Lawan
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has assured that the National Assembly will get justice for victims of police brutality.
Lawan said the legislature will collaborate with the executive to ensure that rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are probed.
The lawmaker, in a statement on Monday, noted that the government has shown a commitment to implement the five-point demands of the #EndSARS protesters.
“I want to seize this opportunity to re-assure our youths that the National Assembly will collaborate with the Executive to ensure justice for victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.
“In the same vein, to discourage impunity, we will insist that the perpetrators of the alleged abuses be prosecuted and sanctioned as appropriate.”
He condoled with the victims of the reprehensible violence and criminality witnessed in the last few days in many parts of the country.
“I send my condolences to the families of our security and law enforcement agents who have made the supreme sacrifices in the course of their service to their fatherland.
He, however, condemned the arson, violence, and looting in several parts of the country.
“I also call for a thorough investigation of every criminal act that we have witnessed in the past few weeks with a view to bringing to justice all those elements who have so callously destroyed public and private property”.
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