By Moronke Boboye
A 16-year-old lady, (identify withheld) who allegedly poured scorching water on her good friend over N200 reward on Friday appeared earlier than an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, a pupil, who resides at 42, Arefun St., Ayobo, Lagos, along with her brother is being tried for assault and inflicting grievous hurt.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, advised the court docket that the offences have been dedicated on Jan. 15, on the accused residence.
Ogu stated that the accused and her good friend, Busayo Olorundahunsi, 17, have been preventing over how the accused spent N200 that was meant to be shared between them.
“The complainant accommodated the accused in her brother’s home since 2017.
“The complainant’s brother gave her N500 to prepare beans, but the accused collected N200 from her friend claiming she did not want to eat the beans,” he stated.
Ogu defined that the complainant, thereafter, advised the accused that they might each share the N200 after which use N300 to arrange the beans.
“The accused spent the cash alone and a combat ensued between them.
“The accused, who was at that time boiling hot water to cook noodles, poured it on her friend’s body,” he stated.
Ogu added that the complainant face, neck and chest obtained burnt and she or he was rushed to a hospital.
The prosecutor stated the case was reported to the police and the accused was arrested.
The offences contravened Sections 173 and 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, nonetheless, pleaded not responsible.
Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the accused to a bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till Feb. 26, for point out.