By Chidinma Ikeanyionwu
A woman identified as Amaka Okonkwo has allegedly poured hot water mixed with pepper on tenant over rent increment.
The incident that happened at Enugwu-Ukwu in Njikoka local government area of the state was said to have taken place on Thursday.
According to the victim, Imabong William, from Akwa ibom who is currently receiving treatment at Zion hospital Nawfia, her landlady Amaka asked her to vacate the house over her inability to pay the new rent increment noting that her rent expired last month.
She explained that she demanded some time to enable her get a new place, but unfortunately while she was washing her clothes on Thursday, the said landlady poured her hot water mixed with pepper from behind.
Although the alleged culprit, Amaka Okonkwo has been arrested and currently at the Nimo police station, sources said she’s still boasting of walking scot free from the police net.
Reacting to the news, the women and social welfare Commissioner, Hon Ify Obinabo who rushed to the hospital where the victim is recuperating thanked Enugwu-Ukwu Women for their timely intervention of the situation and for arresting the perpetrator.
The Commissioner who spoke through her aide registered her displeasure over the incident and promised to get justice for the victim.
She went further to warn that Anambra state government will not take lightly with anyone found culpable of assault of any kind and went on to advice the public to always report crimes and misdemeanors at the appropriate channels for quick intervention.
Speaking, the woman PG of the community Lady Chiegbunam Nwosu and Mrs Florence Okoye thanked the state government for responding to their call and stated that the community is not in support of the dastardly act mated on the Akwa Ibom Victim.
The husband of the suspect Mr Ebere Okonkwo Who was also seen at the hospital upon interrogation denied any involvement in his wife’s action stating that although he was at home at the time of the incident, he was not aware of the wife’s wicked intentions towards their tenant Imabong.
The group also visited Nimo police division where the DPO assured of transferring the case to the state Cid for onward investigation and consequently maintain peace and order in the community.