A 25-year-old cook, Kelechi Ugwu, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police for damaging the scrotum of her neighbour, Emeka Egwu, in an incident which occurred in Ajiwe, Ajah area of the state.
It was gathered that Egwu who is a friend to the suspect’s boyfriend, had his scrotum bursted by Kelechi after he denied her access to her unnamed boyfriend. Punch reported that there had been a disagreement between the lovers for some time which made them to keep each other at arm’s length, and Kelechi was reportedly disturbed that Egwu did not reconcile her with her boyfriend.
Kelechi was said to have threatened to deal with Egwu after her boyfriend visited and left without notifying her. The victim reportedly confronted her after he got wind of the alleged threat, and an altercation ensued. The woman was said to have gripped his private parts and damaged his scrotum with her fingers.
“According to the complainant, he was outside around 7pm that day when Kelechi (Ugwu) passed in front of him, looking for her boyfriend who had visited him (Egwu). She left when she could not find him and told a woman that he (Egwu) was the one who told her boyfriend to abandon her.
“He said when he heard that she threatened to burn down his house, he confronted her. She reportedly picked a stick and hit him in the face. While some people held the complainant and tried to caution him not to beat her, she used her fingernails to inflict injuries on his scrotum” a source said.
Another source also said;
“The woman is a cook. She said she was reporting a friend to her sister and during the discussion, she became annoyed. According to her, while she was shouting, Emeka (Egwu) confronted her and beat her up with a stick. She said it was when she got to the station that he knew he was injured in the private parts.”
The one count charge against Kelechi, who was arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court after Egwu told the police that he was caught unawares by the assault which happened on March 12,2018, reads;
“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, Mr. L.O. Kazeem, granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum, as the case was adjourned till May 21, 2018 for trial.