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NIGERIA: Woman Pours Hot Water On Accused Person In Court


A complainant, Elizabeth David, on Friday poured hot water on the defendant, Viani Okafor, at the door step of courtroom in a Chief Magistrate Court Damaturu, Yobe State in Nigeria.

The incident caused serious burns on Viani’s back.

She was immediately rushed to hospital, while Elizabeth was detained at C Division police station, Damaturu.

The attacker said she got provoked after the case was adjourned for the third time at the instance of the accused.

Daily Trust reports that the first adjournment was on December 28, 2017.

However, the last adjournment, on February 8, 2018 was when the lawyer did not show at the sitting.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Hasjya Abubakar, ordered that the lawyer shall appear at the next sitting or communicate his lack of interest on the case before the next sitting.

Abubakar adjourned the case to February 15, 2018 for next hearing.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Moses Tunjimi told the court that on December 26, 2018 the defendant, Elizabeth David of Malari ward Damaturu, reported to ‘C’ division police station that the accused, Viani Okafor, of New Jerusalem area Damaturu trespassed into her house and defamed her character.

He quoted the accused as saying that the husband of the defendant has not paid for her bride price, therefore, she was a baby factory.




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