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Police charge two women to court for fighting over man on Valentine’s Day

Two women have been arraigned at a zonal Chief Magistrates’ Court in New Karu, Nasarawa State, for allegedly fighting and inflicting injury on themselves because of a man.

It was gathered that they exchanged blows on February 14, Valentine’s Day after one accused the other of snatching her husband.

The defendants, Alice Odey, 27, and Blessing Onagbulum, 39, Nasarawa State, were charged on Friday with breach of public peace, defamation of character and causing harm. Both women who reside in New Nyanya, Karu, Nasarawa state however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Police charge two women to court for fighting over man on Valentine's Day

The prosecutor, Inspector Shehu Ndam, informed the court that the defendants were arrested and brought to the New Nyanya Police Station after engaging in a messy fight on Wednesday.

According to him, Blessing claimed that Alice snatched her husband, whereas the accused counter-alleged that the wife used juju on her hubby.

Ndam said a fight consequently broke out and Alice used a broken bottle to stab her accuser in differents parts of her head.

The prosecutor said that Blessing’s daughter who witness the fight, picked up a stone and used it on her mother’s attacker.

“Onagbulum accused Odey of snatching her former husband, while Odey accused Onagbulum of using ‘juju’ to shrink his private parts. A fight broke out between the two defendants and Odey used a broken bottle to stab Onagbulum in the head, jaw and neck.

“Upon seeing Onagbulum on the ground, Onagbulum’s 16-year-old daughter picked a stone and hit Odey in the eye,” Ndam told the court.

According to the police prosecutor, the offence contravened the provisions of sections 113, 139 and 245 of the Penal Code.

The judge, Godiya Bawa admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 each and one surety each in like sum. She then adjourned the matter until March 15.