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Woman To Sweep Court 21 Days For Pouring Hot Water On 15-Year-Old Girl


On Friday, a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court ordered Doosur Samuel, a housewife, to sweep its premises for 21 days for dumping boiling water on a 15-year-old girl.
The police charged Samuel, of Logo 1, Makurdi, with causing serious harm, a crime punishable under Section 248 of the Benue penal code laws of 2004.Samuel entered a guilty plea to the charge.

In his verdict, Magistrate Kelvin Banongo denounced the convict’s actions. He ordered the offender to clean the premises from 10 a.m. to noon, every day save Sundays, from Friday to June 5.

The magistrate also directed the court registrar to contact officials from the Makurdi Correctional Centre for supervision.

Earlier, Insp Omayi Ujata, the Prosecution Counsel, told the court that On May 7, 2023, police got a distress call from Ene Terwase.According to Ujata, the complainant told police that the defendant spilled boiling water on her daughter, Mimidoo Samuel, without justification and wounded her.

According to him, the victim was quickly brought to the Benue University Teaching Hospital by the police, where she is currently being treated.



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