The police accused a nursing mother, Tina Promise, of slashing her rival’s face and breast with a razor.
The police said Tina, a mother of three including a three-month-old baby, suspected that her lover was also dating a cleaner at Eko Hotel, Esther Onogwu.
It alleged that on Monday at about 9:20pm on a street on Victoria Island, Lagos, Tina, 28, accosted Onogwu, 22, on the suspicion that her lover was in Onogwu’s home and attacked her with the blade.
Tina, of No. 71b, Molade Okoya Thomas Street, Victoria Island, was arraigned Wednesday before Magistrate A. F. Botoku of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on a one-count charge of unlawful assault.
Prosecuting Sergeant Francesca Job told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on February 6, 2017, at about 9:20pm.
Responding to a question from Magistrate Botoku, Job said:
“On the day of the incident the victim was on her way home after close of work when the defendant approached her and demanded for the key to her room. Onogwu asked who the defendant was and why she needed the key to her house, but the defendant suddenly brought out a razor blade and started cutting her on her head and left breast.”
She then tried to leave but passersby apprehended her and asked her to take the victim to the hospital for treatment, but she refused, saying she didn’t have money to pay for the treatment.”
It was the passersby, Job said, that took Onogwu to the Bar Beach Police Station from where she was taken to a hospital.”
According to the prosecutor the alleged offence was punishable under Section 244 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Tina denied the charge and Magistrate Botoku granted her N200,000 bail with one surety in the like sum.
She adjourned the case till March 1.