A 42-year-old woman, Lola Abdulsalam, has been remanded at Oke Kura Correctional Centre, Ilorin, Kwara State for allegedly pouring hot water on her senior co-wife, Abdulsalam Bilikisu over witchcraft suspicion.
According to the police, Lola reportedly insulted and assaulted Bilikisu while she was removing a dead rat at the backdoor.
The police filed a two-count first information report against Lola, bordering on causing grievous hurt and defamation of character, contrary to sections 247 and 292 of the penal code.
The charge sheet reads, “The defendant (Lola) started beating her (Bilikisu) with a broom, calling her a witch, and later went into the kitchen to get boiled water from the fire and poured it on her body, leaving her face, breasts and other parts of her body severely burnt.
“The victim was later rushed to Cottage Hospital, Olorunshogo, Ilorin, where she was admitted for treatment.”
The prosecutor, ASP Zacheus Folorunsho, urged the court to remand the accused in custody pending the completion of police investigation on the matter.
Magistrate Ibrahim Dasuki, who presided over the matter, granted the prosecutor’s application and adjourned the matter to March 6, 2023.
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