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Woman remanded for pouring ‘acid’ on a man

A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, osun state has remanded a 44-year-old woman Olawuni Adetoro for allegedly pouring substance suspected to be acid on one Olapoju Olawuni.

The incident was said to have happened September 12 2017 but the victim is yet to recover.

Police prosecutor, ASP Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the defendant committed the offense at about 1:00am at prime area Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo alleged that the defendant and other one at large did unlawfully cause grievous harm to one Olapoju.

“The defendant did unlawfully wound the victim by pouring substance suspected to be acid on his body to the extent that he sustained many injuries all over his body,” he said.

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“The offence committed contrary to and punishable under section 516,335 and 338 of the criminal code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.”

The defendant, however pleaded not guilty to the allegation preferred against him by the police.

Defence counsel, Okobe Najite, applied for the bail of the defendant in a most liberal term.

But, the prosecutor opposed the bail application of the counsel, saying that the victim is in critical condition and yet to recovered.

He added that the defendant had absconded since 2017 when granting her bail, adding bail could give the suspect opportunity to run away again.

In his ruling, Magistrate Abayomi Ajala ordered the remand of the defendant in Ilesa correctional center.

He thereby adjourned the matter till September 8 for ruling on bail.

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