Stories We Hear: How Woman Turned Her Daughter’s Friend Mad

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A woman who was aggrieved with a friend of her daughter over an alleged wrong she did, has shown her grievance in a baffling manner.

Adewumi Sanusi, a 62-year-old businesswoman, has been dragged to court. The woman was arraigned in court after she allegedly charmed her daughter’s friend with a substance to drink causing her to run mad. Sanusi allegedly committed the act because she claimed the victim allegedly stole from her daughter. She was arraigned in Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in Lagos.

According to Reporters, the defendant, who resides at No. 15, Balogun Street, Oshodi, Lagos, is facing a two -count charge of conspiracy and trial by ordeal.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, told the court that Sanusi conspired with Alfa Osa, currently at large to commit the offence on Nov. 19 at about 7.45 p.m at shop 5, Ariyibi, Oke- Oshodi, Lagos State.

Ajebe said the defendant claimed that the complainant, MbaNood Ogochukwu, stole her daughter’s laptop from shop when he came on a visit. The prosecutor added that the defendant consulted Alfa Osa, who made some incantations inside water and forced Ogochukwu to drink it. He said “Ogochukwu ran mad immediately after taking the water.” The prosecutor stated that the accused refused to stabilise and return Ogochukwu to a sane person, hence the report.

Ajebe said that the case was reported to the police by Joel Chiemeka, a nephew to Ogochukwu, noting that the offences contravened sections 127 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Section 127 prescribes a 10-year jail term for convicted offenders. Meanwhile, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Chief Magistrate, Mr Alexandre Komolafe, granted her bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Komolafe then adjourned the case until Jan. 18, 2017 for hearing.

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