A jilted housewife, Chinwe Ogbachi, 28, has unleashed her frustration on a policeman’s pregnant wife, Nkechi Onwuzuruike by inflicting injury on her face with razor blade in Ajangbadi area of Lagos State, western Nigeria.
She was arrested and charged before Apapa Magistrates’ court with serious assault and wounding under the Criminal Code.
The incident happened at their home at Bright road in Ajangbadi on the outskirts of Lagos.
Ogbachi, a mother of four kids, allegedly slashed Onwuzuruike’s face during a disagreement Ogbachi had with another neighbor.
The victim suffered her fate after she cautioned Ogbachi against engaging in a fight with their neighbour who is also pregnant.
Angered by Onwuzuruike’s interference, she brought out a razor blade and slashed her face.
Onwuzuruike started bleeding and was rushed to Ilogbo General Hospital in the area where she is receiving treatment.
The matter was reported at Ajangbadi police division and Ogbachi was arrested and detained at the station.
Ogbachi told our reporter that she did not know what came over her when she did it because she had been traumatised since her husband left her.
She also said the victim mocks her because she is a single mother and usually sided with those looking for her trouble in the compound.
Ogbachi added that she was the only person taking care of the four children after her husband abandoned them and relocated to the Northern part of the country.
The police charged Ogbachi on Monday before the court where she pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr T. A. Bolarinwa granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The court also ordered that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment and means of livelihood.
Ogbachi was remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri pending when she will perfect her bail.
The matter was adjourned till 9 March, 2016.