A woman whose name has been given as Mrs Josephine has found herself at the wrong side of the law for allegedly pouring hot water on a neighbour whose only crime was to respond to her (the accused) husband’s greetings.
According to LindaIkeji, the victim claims she was in her own kitchen when the husband of the accused greeted her. As courtesy demands, she responded only for Mrs Josephine to come and warn her not to ever communicate with her husband.
Her narration is below;
‘I responded to his greeting by saying, ‘welcome sir.’ The wife, who heard us, came out from their apartment and warned me never to greet her husband. She said that if I tried it again, she would deal with me.
‘I asked her when it has become a crime to respond to greetings. She said that I should wait for her. I continued with my cooking. A few minutes later, I saw her with a pot; she was hurriedly moving towards me. Her husband tried to block me from her, but the woman went behind me and poured hot water on my back.’