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A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate Court has granted bail to one Peace Sunday who facing assault charges for allegedly pouring hot food on her younger sister, identified as Esther Sunday, causing her to suffer bodily injury.


Chief Magistrate F. N. Amanze granted bail to Peace Sunday based on the appeal of the defence counsel and with the understanding that the accused shall foot the bill for the treatment of the victim.


Chief Magistrate Amanze also ordered the accused woman to report weekly to the Federation of International Women Lawyers, FIDA, to review progress in the treatment of the victim.


However; before she would be freed from custody, Peace Sunday was also ordered to produce two sureties and a bail bond of five hundred thousand naira, while the case was adjourned to 25th of July for continuation.


Our correspondent gathered that trouble started between the siblings over the weekend, following an argument that led to a fight, during which Peace allegedly poured a pot of beans on her sister. 


In another development, Anita Azubuike has been arraigned before the Port Harcourt Magistrate’s Court on charges of assault of a minor.


Anita AzubuikE is accused of using hot knife to inflict injury on the buttocks of her house help and also bathing the girl with hot water laced with pepper.


Information obtained by the police indicates that the assault on the twelve-year-old girl occurred on 24th June 24 around Elekahia, after her madam accused her of stealing meat from her pot.


However; when Chief Magistrate Sunny Betty Hart ordered the woman to be remanded in prison custody pending hearing on her bail application, members of her family erupted in wailing.


Meanwhile; Anthonia Osademe of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, which is behind the case, said the war against child abuse in Rivers State was paying off consideration the various cases in court.



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