Trader Bathes Peacemaker With Hot Water

Trader Bathes Peacemaker With Hot Water

A 25-year-old fashion designer, Okwuchi Udeh, is battling burns at a Lagos hospital after she was bathed with hot water by a trader, Esther Okoroafor, during a disagreement in the Orile area of the state. Journalist gathered that the victim was scalded while separating a fight between her sister, Ndidi, and Esther’s husband, Uche Okoroafor. It was learnt that Ndidi was married to Uche’s younger brother. Ndidi had reportedly reprimanded Esther’s son, identified only as Junior, after the latter allegedly stepped on her toes. The boy was said to have reported to her parents, who took the matter up with Ndidi’s husband. Our correspondent was told that the case was being resolved in a family meeting when Ndidi flared up. The parties were said to have exchanged words as they returned to their different apartments. Uche was reported to have gone to Ndidi’s apartment, where another squabble broke out. Okwuchi, who was on a visit to her sister, was alleged to have attempted to mediate when Esther poured the hot water on her. The victim’s sibling, Oluchi Udeh, told our correspondent that the incident happened around 4pm on Saturday. She said she reported to the police at the Orile division, adding that Esther had been arrested. Oluchi said, “My elder sister, Ndidi, had a quarrel with Esther, the wife of her husband’s elder brother. “During the quarrel, Uche asked his wife to go in, while he went to my sister’s house within the same vicinity. “They started another argument there during which he gave my sister a slap. Okwuchi, who had gone to visit my sister, saw as the man was trying to drag her out of her apartment and decided to intervene. She tried to drag her back into the house. From nowhere the man’s wife appeared and poured hot water on her body.” The victim was said to have been burnt in the neck, face, back and busts and was rushed to a clinic where a police medical report was allegedly demanded. The family was said to have subsequently taken her to a medical centre where she was admitted. Source: Punch

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