A 29-year-old businesswoman, Odor Oyinyechiwho, who allegedly poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, is facing trial at a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The court, however, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties, the court said, must be a blood relation of the accused with evidence of tax payment to the state government. The accused, a resident of No.139, Adetola St., Aguda in Surulere, pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault. Earlier, Prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 5 at No.139, Adetola St., Aguda, Surulere. “The accused poured hot water on her 14-year-old niece, Esther Ariserekwu, who has been with her for more than a year for mistakenly pouring dirty water into her pot of soup that was stored in the freezer.” The offence contravened Section 243 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, adjourned hearing to Oct. 13.
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