Housewife bathes co-wife with hot water

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ilorin has kept a certain housewife named Lola Abdulsalam under arrest in a Correctional centre for allegedly her co-wife, Bilikisu Abdulsalam, with hot water.

Regarding the case, the Police on Friday filed a two-count charge first information report against Lola, bordering on causing Grievous Bodily Harm and defamation of character, contrary to sections 247 and 292 of the penal code.

The Police reported that the defendant insulted and assaulted Bilikisu while she was disposing of a dead rat at the backdoor.

The charge document reads: “The defendant (Lola) started beating her (Bilikisu) with a broom, calling her a witch and later went into the kitchen to get boiled water from the fire and poured it on her body, leaving her face, breasts and other parts of her body severely burnt.

“The victim was later rushed to Cottage Hospital, Olorunshogo, Ilorin, where she was admitted for treatment,”

ASP Zacheus Folorunsho, prosecutor of the case asked the court to remand the accused in custody until the completion of police investigation on the matter.

Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki approved the prosecutor’s application and instructed that Lola be remanded at the Oke-Kura correctional centre in Ilorin, Kwara State.