A pregnant woman lost her baby after her neighbour bathed her with hot groundnut oil during argument over N900 on Ogbomosho Street, Ijesha, Surulere area of Lagos State.
The 25-year-old victim, Chiwendu Nwobodo, who was two months gone was bathed with hot groundnut oil by a neighbour.
Her husband, Chigozie, disclosed that his wife had also developed complications and rarely sleeps as pus now oozes from her left ear.
The suspect, Iya Daniel, had been re-arrested and detained at the State Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba.
According to Punch, trouble started after the pregnant woman kicked away some balls of ‘puff-puff‘ belonging to the suspect during an argument.
The suspect asked for the sum of N900 for the damage and the woman’s husband agreed to pay.
However, the victim returned from work on the evening of the fateful day and went to the toilet without knowing that the suspect reportedly waylaid her and poured a bucket of hot groundnut oil on her.
She was subsequently rushed to the hospital and placed on admission.
The suspect was arrested by policemen from the Ijesha division, but was later released on bail.
Lamenting how his wife lost their baby after the incident, the aggrieved husband told SDCI on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 said, “She developed complications and started losing blood from her private parts. We were advised to do a scan, and the result showed that she had lost the baby.
“We were advised to take her to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. The doctors said they will have to flush her system to remove the remains of the baby. They also prescribed some drugs to her.
“I am sad because it was supposed to be our first child. We have been married since May 2014 and we were happy when our family doctor confirmed that she was pregnant. But now that she has lost it. I am angry because Iya Daniel caused it.
“This is murder. I want the law to take its full course in this case.”