A Grade I Area Court in Kado, Abuja, docked a 27-year-old businesswoman named Mary Jideobi on Monday for allegedly spilling pepper mixture on a neighbour.
Charges against Jideobi, of Tudun-Wada village in Abuja, include deliberate assault and causing great harm.
The complainant, Janet Odeh, reported the incident to the Lugbe Police Station, according to the prosecution’s attorney, Mr. Stanley Nwafoaku.
Nwafoaku said the defendant confronted the complainant and her daughter sometime in July and charged them with talking about her.
He continued by saying that the defendant verbally abused the complainant in addition to interfering with her conversation with her daughter.
The prosecutor said that the defendant doused the complainant in pepper mix.
The prosecution claims that the offence violated sections 399 and 247 of the Penal Code Law.
But the accused entered a not guilty plea to the accusation.
The defendant was granted bail in the amount of N100,000 and a surety in the same amount by the judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili.
He instructed the guarantor to present a passport photo, a form of government-issued identity, and a printout of his bank’s BVN.
Wakili also postponed the hearing on the case until October 19.