Lola Abdulsalam, a 42-year-old housewife, is accused of pouring boiling water on her co-wife, Bilikisu Abdulsalam. Because of this, Ilorin Magistrate’s Court sent her to prison.
In Kwara, a court fined a woman who poured hot water on her co-wife.
On Friday, the police filed a two-count first information report against Lola, which is against sections 247 and 292 of the penal code. The charges are close to causing grievous hurt and defamation of character.
The defendant is said to have insulted and hit Bilikisu while she was getting rid of a dead rat at the back door, according to the police.
The charge sheet says, “The defendant (Lola) started beating her (Bilikisu) with a broom and calling her a witch. She then went into the kitchen, boiled water from the fire, and poured it on her body, severely burning her face, breasts, and other parts of her body.”
“The victim was later rushed to Cottage Hospital, Olorunshogo, Ilorin, where she was admitted to get treatment.”
The prosecutor, ASP Zacheus Folorunsho, asked the court to keep the accused person in jail until the police finish their investigation.
Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki agreed with the prosecutor’s request and said that Lola should be sent to the Oke-Kura prison in Ilorin, Kwara State.
So, he put the matter off until March 6, 2023.