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[EDITORIAL] Housewife jailed for pouring hot water on husband

christian nwodo - Thursday, March 05, 2015



An FCT Area Court in Lugbe, on Thursday sentenced a housewife, Owolati Laide, 45, to three months imprisonment for pouring hot water on her husband.
The convict who lives at Goesse Village, Airport Road Abuja, was sentenced on a one-count charge of “causing hurt on provocation.’’
The Judge, Mr Gambo Garba, however, gave Laide an option of N5, 000 fine.
According to the judge, the court is being lenient because of her six- month old baby.
Garba said the punishment would have been more severe if the convict had not pleaded guilty and saved the court the pains of protracted prosecution.