Woman Arrested For Pouring Hot water On Co-wife

A senior wife has been arrested and sent to court for pouring hot water on co-wife during heated argument

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For allegedly throwing boiling water on her co-wife, Bilikisu Abdulsalam, a 42-year-old housewife named Lola Abdulsalam was detained in a correctional institution by an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court.

In violation of articles 247 and 292 of the criminal code, the police filed a two-count first information report against Lola on Friday. The charges against her border on inflicting great bodily harm and defamation of character.

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The defendant allegedly insulted and physically hurt Bilikisu while she was retrieving a dead rat from the backdoor, according to the police.

The charge sheet states that after calling Bilikisu a witch and beginning to beat her with a broom, “the defendant (Lola) proceeded into the kitchen to fetch hot water from the fire and poured it over her body, leaving her face, breasts, and other portions of her body severely scorched.”

After being taken to Cottage Hospital in Olorunshogo, Ilorin, the sufferer was treated there.

ASP Zacheus Folorunsho, the prosecutor, requested the court to hold the suspect in jail until the conclusion of the police investigation into the incident.

The prosecutor’s request was granted by Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki, who also mandated that Lola be held at the Oke-Kura correctional facility in Ilorin, Kwara State.

As a result, he postponed the subject to March 6, 2023.


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