A 31-year-old housewife, Ngozi Obasi, has allegedly poured a pot of hot water mixed with pepper on her husband’s private part.
The woman was arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ in Lagos on Thursday.
Mrs. Obasi, a resident of 17, Fatiregun St., Ilaye in Ebute Meta, is charged with attempted murder to which she pleaded not guilty.
The police in charge of the matter, Sgt. Kehinde Omisakin, told the court that Ngozi committed the offence on Oct. 1 at 3.00 a.m. at their residence in Ebute Meta.
According to the prosecutor, the accused after a heated argument, emptied the pot of hot water mixed with pepper on the private part of Igwe Obasi, her husband, in a bid to murder him.
He said the offence contravened Section 230 (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The offence is punishable with life imprisonment.
The Magistrate, Tajudeen Elias admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.
Elias said the surety must show proof of tax payment in the last three years to the state government.
He adjourned the case until Oct. 16 for further hearing.