17-year-old girl arraigned for sleeping with neighbour's husband

A 17-years-old girl, Titilayo Ojo of Kado village of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was on Thursday arraigned at a Senior Magistrates’ Court for committing adultery with her neighbour’s husband.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the prosecutor, Sim Emmanuel, a police sergeant, told the court that on August 30, one Mrs Idongesit Sunday of Kado village, 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 Aug.29.

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, consequently granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned to September 12.