Woman arraigned for pouring pepper on boyfriend’s son

Nigerian police

A 27-year-old woman, Nelly Antai, has been arraigned in a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly tying up her boyfriend’s nine-year-old son and pouring pepper on him.

Ms Antai, who lives with her boyfriend at 11, Mogaji Street, Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos, was on Friday charged with indecent assault.

The court heard that the offence was committed on June 15 at the same address.

Police prosecutor, Anthonia Osayande, said that Antai, who recently moved in with the father of the boy, complained of the boy keeping late nights.

“The defendant said that after the boy got home late again, she tied his hands at the back and poured raw pepper all over his body,” Osayande said.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 135 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Chief Magistrate Oluyemisi Adelaja admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Mrs Adelaja ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until July 15 for trial.