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Wife pours boiling water on her sleeping husband after learning that he is married to 5 other women

By Mason White 12:13 PM March 30, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of assault after pouring hot water on her husband for marrying five women behind her back, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Now, a court in Lugbe, sentenced 45-year-old Owolati Laide to three months in jail for pouring hot water over her husband while he was asleep.

Laide of Abuja, was convicted of one count of causing injury after provocation. Laide was given an option to pay N5,000 ($25) fine instead of serving her jail sentence.

The judge said that he was lenient because the defendant needs to take care of her six-month-old child. The judge also ordered the victim to desist from committing additional crimes.

The husband, Owolati Tajudeem, testified that Laide was angry after his second wife, who is pregnant, came to her home without consent.

The man claimed that his wife knew that he is married to five other women. According to the police investigation, during the night, Laide boiled a pot of water and poured it over her sleeping husband.

The husband awoke from the burns and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and released.