The police in Lagos have arrested and charged to court a 25-year-old cook, Kelechi Ugwu for allegedly damaging the private parts of her neighbour, Emeka Egwu, in Ajiwe, in the Ajah area of the state.
According to Punch, Ugwu reportedly burst Egwu’s scrotum for allegedly denying her access to her boyfriend.
The newspaper reports that the unnamed boyfriend and Egwu were friends and there had been a disagreement between the lovers for some time which made them to keep away from each other.
The suspect was reportedly disturbed that Egwu did not reconcile her with her boyfriend.
Punch reports that the boyfriend had visited Egwu, but Ugwu was not aware until her estranged lover left.
She was said to have complained to a neighbour about Egwu’s indifference to settle the disagreement and threatened to deal with him.
The victim reportedly confronted her after he got wind of the alleged threat and an altercation ensued.
The woman was alleged to have gripped his private parts and damaged one of his scrotums with her fingers.
The case was reported to the police at the Ajah division, and they apprehended Ugwu.
A police prosecutor, ASP P.O. Dike, brought Ugwu before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on one-count of assault.
The charge read, “That you, Kelechi Ugwu, on March 12 , 2018, around 7 pm, at General Paint, Ajiwe, Ajah, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did cause harm to one Emeka Egwu, by using your fingernails to thwart (sic ) his scrotum, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The presiding magistrate, Mr. L .O . Kazeem, granted her bail in the sum of N50 ,000 with one surety in like sum.
The case was adjourned till May 21 , 2018 for trial.