An 18-year girl, Miss Udoka Adinibe has allegedly bathed her pregnant sister -in-law, Mrs. Osinachi Adinibe with hot water mixed with pepper following a sharp quarrel in Ifite Awka, Awka South local government area of Anambra state.
The suspect was said to have sent the victim’s child on an errand, but was instructed not to go by the mother, an action that provoked the suspect.
A resident of the area who preferred anonimity said the duo had severally engaged in quarrels, but expressed surprise that the recent episode took a different dimension when the victim was bathed with hot water mixed with pepper.
“Udoka got annoyed and started raining abuses on her, and since that day developed an extreme hatred for her,” the resident said.
Confirming the incident, a brother in law to the victim Mr. Chinedu Adinibe described the incident as a surprise.
He said, “I have personally intervened to ensure that peace reigns in our family, but I was surprised that the matter has degenerated into a threat to life.
“We’ve reported the incident to the leadership of Ifite Awka village who promised to handle the matter according to the village constitution as soon as they see Udoka.
On whether the matter had been reported to the police, Adinibe said the family would allow the village leadership to handle the case.