A businesswoman, Onifunto Ogunshola, who allegedly poured hot water on her neighbour, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The police charged Ogunshola, 35, with assault.
Ogunshola, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Cictor Eruada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on December 13, 2020 at 29, Brown Street, Oshodi, Lagos.
He alleged that the defendant injured her neighbour, Kausarat Mathew, on her back.
Eruada alleged that Ogunshola attacked the complainant after a disagreement in the compound.
The prosecutor said Mathew was in the hospital receiving treatment for burns.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 246 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which carries seven years imprisonment for causing grievous harm.
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Tanimola adjourned the case until February 2, 2021 for mention.