Nursing mother docked for cutting rival’s breast with razor blade


A 28 year old nursing mother, Tina Promise, who allegedly inflicted injury on the girlfriend of her lover, by cutting her breast with a razor blade was on Wednesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.


Promise, who is a mother of three and resides at 71b Molade Okoya Thomas Street Victoria Island, Lagos in Eti-Osa local government area was docked before Magistrates Mrs. A. F. O Botoku.

The defendant is facing a one-count charge of unlawful assault preferred against her by the police.

‎The prosecutor Sergeant Francesca Job, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on February 6, 2017, at about 9:20pm.

She said that the defendant unlawfully used razor blade to inflict wound on the left breast of one Esther Onogwu, 22, who is a cleaner ‎at Eko Hotel.

Job said: “On the day of the incident the Victim was on her way home after the close of work when the defendant approached her and demanded for the key to her room while Onogwu was demanding to know who the defendant was, and why she would be asking for the key to her house, ‎the defendant suddenly brought out a razor blade and started cutting her on her head and also cut her left breast.

“After inflicting the injury on the complainant, she was about to leave the place when eyewitnesses apprehended her, and asked her to take the victim to the hospital for treatment, but she refused, saying that she doesn’t have money to take her for treatment” She said.

“It was some of the eyewitnesses that later took Onogwu to the bar beach Police station where the police took her to the hospital.”

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under Section 244 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos state 2011.

However, Magistrate Botoku granted the defendant, who is a nursing mother of a three weeks old baby, bail in the sum of N200,000, with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case to March 1, 2017, for mention.


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