LAGOS/News Investigators/ A businesswoman, Onifunto Ogunshola, who allegedly poured boiled rice water on her neighbour, n Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The police charged Ogunshola, 35, with assault.
Ogunshola, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, Cictor Eruada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 13, 2020 at No. 29 Brown St., Oshodi, Lagos.
He alleged that the defendant injured her neighbour, Mrs Kausarat Mathew on her back.
Mr. Eruada, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, alleged that Ogunshola attacked the complainant after a disagreement in the compound.
The prosecutor said that Mathew was in the hospital receiving treated for burns.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 246 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which carries seven years imprisonment for causing grievous harm.
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case until Feb. 2, for mention.