A jilted housewife, Chinwe Ogbachi, 28, has unleashed her frustration on a policeman’s wife who’s pregnant, Nkechi Onwuzuruike, by inflicting injury on her face with razor blade in the Ajangbadi area of Lagos.
The incident happened at their home at Bright road in Ajangbadi on the outskirts of Lagos.
Ogbachi, a mother of four kids, allegedly slashed Onwuzuruike’s face during a disagreement Ogbachi had with another neighbor. Ogbachi attacked the woman after she cautioned her against engaging in a fight with their neighbour who is also pregnant.
Angered by Onwuzuruike’s interference, she brought out a razor blade and slashed her face. The lady started bleeding and was rushed to a Hospital in the area where she is receiving treatment.
The matter was reported at Ajangbadi police division and Ogbachi was arrested and detained.
Ogbachi claimed that she did not know what came over her when she did it because she had been traumatised since her husband left her. She also said the victim mocks her because she is a single mother and usually sided with those looking for her trouble in the compound.
Ogbachi added that she was the only person taking care of the four children after her husband abandoned them and relocated to the Northern part of the country.
Despite her story, police charged Ogbachi to court.
When the case came up, she pleaded not guilty. The presiding Magistrate, Mr T. A. Bolarinwa granted her bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The court also ordered that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment and means of livelihood.
Ogbachi has been sent to Kirikiri prison, and she will be there until she meets her bail conditions.
The case was adjourned to March 9, 2016, for trial.