Ahouse wife in Ejigbo, Mrs Rose Arogunyo has been arrested and charged before an Ejigbo Magistrate Court for stabbing her neighbor, Margaret Tony with a broken bottle for mocking her, over her marriage to a 65yrs old Widower.
According to reports, the incident happened recently at no 48 Fatusi Street, Ejigbo, where both women resides. Rose, a native of Ikare Akoko in Ondo state, was betrothed to her 65 years old husband, Sunday Arogunyo after the latter’s wife died two years earlier, as their tradition dictates.
It was gathered, that Rose and Margaret never agreed on any issue and are always quarreling. Their quarrels, was a source of concern to other residents of the compound. All efforts by their neighbors to foster peace between the two, continues to fall on deaf ears.
On the day of the incident, ECHO NEWS gathered that Rose complained of Margaret mocking her yet again for getting married to her husband, Sunday who was three times her age.
This got Rose really infuriated, resulting into a physical fight and Rose, reportedly breaking a bottle and stabbed Margaret on the back. She immediately started bleeding profusely and had to be taken to an hospital for treatment.
The matter was reported to the Police at the Ejigbo Division and Rose was arrested and charged to court on Thursday 20th of April. She was formally charged with Assault under the Criminal Code. Rose pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Kenneth Asibor did not object to the bail condition but reminded the court that the Plaintiff’s injury is severe. The presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi granted her bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and was to be remanded in prison pending when she will perfect her bail. The matter has been adjourned till 9 May 2017.
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