A businesswoman, Mary Jideobi, was arraigned on Monday before a Grade I Area Court in Kado, Abuja, for allegedly pouring pepper mix on her neighbour.
The 27-year-old of Tudun-Wada village, Abuja, is charged with intentional assault and causing grievous hurt.
The prosecution counsel, Mr Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the matter was reported at the Lugbe Police Station by the complainant, Janet Odeh.
Nwafoaku said the defendant, sometime in July, met the complainant while she was with her daughter and accused them of discussing her.
He added that not only did the defendant interfere in the complainant’s discussion with her daughter, the defendant also attacked the complainant verbally.
The prosecutor also said that the defendant poured pepper mix on the complainant.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened the provision of sections 399 and 247 of the Penal Code Law.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.
He directed that the surety provide a passport photograph, valid identification, and a BVN printout from his bank.
Wakili also adjourned the matter until October 19 for hearing.