A Karu Senior Magistrates’ court, yesterday, sentenced a 25-year-old woman, Victoria Alonge, to one-year in jail for pouring hot oil on her boyfriend, Roland Nna who lives in Kurudu, Abuja, over his refusal to marry her.
The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. Paschal Njoku, said Alonge went to Nna’s house at about 4:30 a.m. on the fateful day, August 11 and poured hot oil on him while he was asleep, resulting in grievous hurt on his body. More story after cut
Njoku said Victoria was immediately arrested by the police, based on the report and her confession to committing the crime before the police.
And while in detention, Victoria even threatened to inflict more harm on the victim.
The prosecutor urged the court to summarily punish the accused since she did not deny the charge brought against her.
In her defence, Victoria told the court that her estranged lover dated her for over four years and promised to marry her, only for him to change his mind after falling in love with another woman in Abuja.
“I did that to teach him a bitter lesson because he refused to marry me after dating me for over four years. He fooled me and my parents and ditched me after finding a new lover here in Abuja. I live in Lagos with my parents.”