Emmanuel Opoku, who allegedly poured hot water on his wife’s two breasts, has been remanded by a magistrate’s court sitting in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The accused was charged with assault occasioning grievous bodily harm on his wife, who is breastfeeding a child at the time of the incident. According to the charge sheet, No: MES/ 226 c/ 20, Opoku unlawfully poured hot water on Mrs Opoku’s two breasts, which caused her grievous bodily harm and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 290 of the Criminal Code Cap 30 Vol. II, Revised Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria, 2004. It was gathered that the legal team of Women Aid Collective, WACOL, and another pro bono lawyers, led by WACOL’s Head of Legal Unit, Mrs Ijeoma Ezeude, Onyeonagu, and Dr Nick Agbo, worked in conjunction with the police prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Otibe, to vehemently oppose the bail application.
The magistrate, who refused the bail application on the ground of public interest remanded the man who poured water on his wife’s breast person in Enugu police custody.