A 37-year-old mother of two, Joy Sunday, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for pouring hot water on a woman, Justina Ameh, who accused her of sleeping with her husband.
The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Agbado divisional headquarters by the elder sister of the victim, Kelechi Samuel, who reported that she went for vigil at the Spring of Life Global Ministry situated at Giwa area of Agbado with her younger sister when the suspect came into the church with a container of hot water and poured it on her sister’s face, thereby causing her a grievous harm.
A statement from the command said she stated further that while she was trying to hold the suspect, she was also stabbed on her left hand.
The command PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said upon the report, the DPO Agbado division, Kehinde Kuranga, detailed his men to the scene, where the suspect was promptly arrested.
“On interrogation, the suspect, Joy Sunday explained that, the victim has been accusing her of sleeping with her husband for quite some time now, and all efforts to disabuse her mind from it proved abortive.
“On that fateful day, while they were in the church, the victim came as usual and started raining curses on her. While she tried to walk away from her, the victim pulled her back with her cloth and tore the cloth.
“She added that it was the annoyance that made her to go home and boiled water which she brought back to the church and poured it on the victim’s face,” the statement read in part.
Oyeyemi said when asked whether she was dating the victim’s husband, the suspect swore not to be in a relationship with the man.
“The victim has been taken to Strong Tower Hospital for medical treatment.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun has directed that the case be properly investigated with the view of charging it to court as soon as possible,” it added.