Crime Watch

Court sentences woman to prison for pouring hot water on co-wife

A 28-year-old housewife identified as Faith Felix, has been sentenced to eight months in prison by a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, Abuja, for pouring hot water on her co-wife.

The prosecution counsel, Dabo Yakubu told the court during hearing that the complainant, Stella Jecus reported the matter to the police in Gwagwalada on May 2.

Yakubu said that on the same day while the co-wife was asleep, the convict approached her with intent to harm and poured hot water on her without any reason.

According to the prosecutor, during interrogation by the police, Faith confessed to have intentionally committed the act. Yakubu said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 267, 268 and 247 of the Penal Code.

Faith, who resides in Gosa Toge along airport road in the FCT, was convicted and sentenced for criminal force, assault and causing grievous hurt, to which she begged the court for leniency.

The Senior Magistrate, N.A. Turkur, who sentenced her to eight months imprisonment without option of fine, warned her to desist from committing such act and be of good behaviour.