The police in Lagos have arrested a 25-year-old woman, Kelechi Ugwu, for allegedly crushing of her neighbour’s scrotum in Ajiwe, in the Ajah area of the state. Ugwu and the victim, Emeka Egwu had disagreed over a quarrel she had with her lover, who is the latter’s friend.
The suspect was reportedly disturbed that Egwu did not reconcile her with her boyfriend. The boyfriend had visited Egwu, but Ugwu was not aware until her estranged lover left. She was said to have complained to a neighbour about Egwu’s indifference to settle the disagreement and threatened to deal with him.
Egwu had confronted her after he got to know about the threat. She reportedly burst one of his scrotums with her fingers during the ensuing scuffle.
A police prosecutor, ASP P.O. Dike, brought Ugwu before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on one count of assault.
The charge read, “That you, Kelechi Ugwu, on March 12, 2018, around 7pm, at General Paint, Ajiwe, Ajah, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did cause harm to one Emeka Egwu, by using your fingernails to thwart (sic) his scrotum, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The presiding magistrate, L.O. Kazeem, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned till May 21, 2018 for trial.