79-Year Old Mother-In-Law, Sisters-In-Law Beat Up House Wife Till She Lost Her Left Eye - PHOTO!
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March 11, 2016 ( Post 1 )
A 52-year-old housewife, Olasunkanmi Lawal, has lost the use of one of her eyes after a scuffle with her mother-in-law, Aduke Awakan.
The mother of two was also said to have been attacked by her sisters-in-law, Bose Showole (39) and Oduntan Enitan (24), at their family house on Isale-Agbede Street, on the Lagos Island area of Lagos State.
Punch Metro learnt that the case was reported at the Adeniji Adele Police Station, leading to the arrest of the suspects.
The victim explained that she was attacked because she stopped giving money to the septuagenarian.
A medical report from the hospital, signed by one J.O. Owuye, said the victim was diagnosed with, "left periorbital swelling, abrusion at anterior chest wall."
It was learnt that the police arrested the 79-year-old, but later released her on bail after the two other suspects, Showole and Enitan, were produced by the family.
Lawal, however, accused the Investigating Police Officer, Ajekigbe Sarah, of siding with the suspects against her.
In her statement to the police she said, "It was about 4pm. I was at home when Alhaja (Lawal) came in and greeted me and I told her not to greet me again.
Showole, in her defence, said she intervened because Lawal, who was her brother's wife, was "abusing my mother and pointing a finger at her".
Enitan denied involvement in the fight.
The police, however, arraigned the trio before a Tinubu Magistrate's Court on three counts of assault occasioning harm.
The charges read in part, "That you, Aduke Awakan, Bose Shobowale and Oduntan Eniola, on January 16, 2016, did unlawfully assault one Olasunkanmi Lawal, by giving her fist blows and injuring her with a crate of eggs and stone that led to injury in her left eye."
The police prosecutor, I. Okeke, said the offence was punishable under sections 409, 171 and 170 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and elected summary trial.
The Magistrate, Mr. A.A. Adefulire, admitted them to bail in the sum of N20,000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till March 24, 2016.
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