A 17-year-old girl, Titilayo Ojo, of Kado village of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was on Thursday arraigned at an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for committing adultery with her neighbour’s husband.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Sim Emmanuel, told the court that on August 30, 2012, one Mrs. Idongesit Sunday of Kado village, Abuja, reported the accused at the Life Camp Police station.
Emmanuel said Sunday reported that she caught the accused having sexual intercourse with her husband on her matrimonial bed on August 29, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
He added that when Sunday picked up a quarrel with her husband over the incident, he poured a pot of boiling water, which contained pepper, on her.
Emmanuel told the court that Sunday had since been admitted at the Asokoro General Hospital, following injuries she sustained in the attack.
He said that the accused was charged with adultery, adding that the offence was punishable under Section 388 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.
The Senior Magistrate, Abdullahi Illelah, therefore, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.
Illelah ordered that the surety must be a reasonable and reliable Nigerian who must a known and of definite address within the jurisdiction of the court.
The case was adjourned to September 12, 2012 for further hearing.