A 27-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly pouring hot, pepperish liquid on another woman she accused of having an affair with her boyfriend in Ushafa, a community in Bwari Area Council.
The victim, Blessing Markson, 25, was said to be in her sister’s hair saloon that fateful day, where the suspect met her and emptied a plate of hot liquid substance on her, leaving part of her face and bosoms burnt.
City News learnt that the suspect, who hails from Cross River State, had accused her boyfriend of having an affair with the victim because of calls and text messages she sent to his phone, an action which the woman saw as a threat to the affair.
The source said the trouble heightened after a meal prepared by the suspect for her lover was turned down by him, adding that this got her angry, and in her anger, initiated steps to locate the rival, who she blamed for the twist in her relationship with the man.
“She succeeded in tracing the victim in her sister’s saloon through the same phone number she had been calling and sending the text messages to her lover’s phone.
“As soon as she got to the saloon, she engaged her in a fight before pouring the hot substance which was a mixture of pepper and hot ointments on her face and bosoms.
According to the source, she tried to escape after the assault but was caught by neighbours who handed her over to the officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), adding that she damaged some items in the shop including glass doors, hair drier and creams in the process.
When contacted, head of the NSCDC in Bwari Division, John Efere, said the accused was detained in the Bwari division of the corps.
He said investigation into the case was ongoing, while the victim was receiving treatment at Bwari General Hospital.
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