Church service was recently disrupted when a woman poured hot water on a fellow woman whom she claimed baselessly accused her of having intimate affairs with her husband.
The unfortunate event took place in Agbado in Ifo local government area of Ogun State, Nigeria and the state Police Command arrested a 37-year-old mother of two over the incident.
Joy Sunday was picked up by the police for allegedly pouring hot water on another woman, Justina Ameh, who accused her of dating her husband inside a church.
The suspect was arrested for scalding the face of Ameh, after Ameh said she slept with her husband.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said “The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at the Agbado divisional headquarters by the elder sister of the victim, Kelechi Samuel”.
The elder sister of the victim reported the matter happened at a church vigil at the Spring of Life Global Ministry situated at the Giwa area of Agbado.
The report indicated that the suspect came into the church with a container of hot water and poured it on the victim’s face, thereby causing her grievous harm. The elder sister of the victim said she was stabbed in the hand while trying to restrain the suspect.
However, the suspect explained that the victim had been accusing her of sleeping with her husband for quite some time, and all efforts to disabuse her mind proved abortive.
While they were in the church, the victim came as usual and started raining curses on Joy (the suspect) who tried to walk away from her. The victim (Justina) pulled her back and tore her clothes.
In a rage filled-reaction, the suspect went home and boiled water, which she brought back to the church and poured on the victim’s face.
The suspect said she could swear with anything that there was nothing between her and the victim’s husband. The victim has been taken to the Strong Tower Hospital for medical treatment.