A woman named Esther Williams, has been arrested by the Isheri division of the Lagos State Police Command for pouring hot water on her neighbor, Mabel Enwongomfon–Umoh, who incidentally, is a nursing mother.
Esther who is said to be in her late 30s, was said to have emptied a bucket of hot water on Mabel over a minor argument in their rented house on Thursday, December 24, 2015, around 8pm. The unfortunate incident left Mabel, who is still breastfeeding her two-month-old baby, with severe burns on many parts of her body, including her two breasts and abdomen. This has stopped her from breastfeeding her baby.
The husband of Mabel Enwongomfon–Umoh, Mr. Umoh, said that Williams attempted to escape after assaulting his wife, but he was able to apprehend and hand her over to the police.
Mabel explained that Williams, who poured the water on her, had nothing to do with the quarrel.
She said, “My neighbour’s brother and his girlfriend were fighting and they pushed themselves to the front of my door. When I could not cope with the disturbance again, I went outside to call the guy’s sister to come and separate them or make them leave our entrance”.
“As I was going back to my room, Williams, who had nothing with the fight, asked why I called the sister, saying I was interfering in something that did not concern me. I told her that they were fighting in front of my room, but she pushed me. I was surprised because we never had a quarrel before then”.
“That was how we started shouting on each other.”
“I was in the front while my husband was behind me. Suddenly, she went into her room and came out with a bucket and poured the content on me”.
“I have been in serious pain since then, and I have not been able to breastfeed my two-month-old baby, who is my second child.”
Esther Williams confessed to the crime and blaming the devil for the act. The Police assured that Esther Williams will be charged to court, after investigation.
Omolara Adegoke- Abuja
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