Landlady allegedly bathes female tenant with ‘peppery’ hot water over inability to pay rent

A woman identified as Amaka Okonkwo has been arrested for allegedly pouring hot water mixed with pepper on her tenant due to her inability to pay rent.

It was gathered that the victim known as Imabong William had been given quit notice over because she was struggling to pay the new rent imposed on tenants in the building.

But while the tenant was seeking for more time to find a new apartment, her landlady who seemed impatient poured hot water mixed with pepper on her.

The incident happened on Thursday, August 17th at Enugwu-Ukwu community in Njikoka Local Government Area of the state.

Accoding to sources in the community, the victim, who hails from Akwa Ibom State, was already receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital, after neighbours rescued her.

Her landlady, Amaka, had also been arrested by the police, after neighbours reported her action at Nimo police Station.

Anambra State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs, Mrs Ify Obinabo, who visited the victim, narrated that the victim stated that she was asked to vacate the house over her inability to pay the new rent increment.

She explained that she demanded some time to enable her get a new place, but unfortunately, while she was washing her clothes on Thursday, the said landlady poured hot water mixed with pepper on her from behind.

Obinabo expressed her displeasure over the incident and promised to get justice for the victim.

She warned that the Anambra State Government will not take lightly anyone found culpable of assault of any kind and went on to advise the public to always report crimes and misdemeanours through the appropriate channels for quick intervention.

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