A mother of four, Mrs Mary Joseph, was yesterday taken into custody at the Akinpelu police station after she bathed her neighbour, Jumoke Gbadebo, with hot water at Oshodi area of Lagos State.
Trouble started when the attacker alleged that the victim, whose turn it was to clean the drainage and surrounding of their house, spilled filthy water and dirt into the water she was going to use to bathe her children.
An eyewitness who doesn’t want her name in print, narrated what happened: “I was here bathing my daughter and I heard the woman (Mrs Joseph) shouting. She said the other woman (Jumoke) poured dirty water inside her water and I told her it was impossible for her to pour dirt into her water knowingly, and that if it happened it must have been a mistake.
“She then confronted me, saying it is a lie, that she did it and it was intentional. She added that the woman used the broom she was using to wash the gutter to splash more dirt in her water. She started cursing Jumoke, calling her a fool and other unprintable names. (Text and photo courtesy Guardian)