Sad! Neighbour Bath Nursing Mom With Hot Water On Christmas Eve (Photo)

A woman, identified as Esther Williams, has been arrested by
the Isheri division of the Lagos State Police Command for pouring hot water on
her neighbour, Mabel Enwongomfon–Umoh, who is a nursing mother.
Williams, who is said to be in her late 30s, was said to
have emptied a bucket of hot water on Mabel after they had a minor argument in
their rented house on Thursday, December 24, 2015, around 8pm.
The incident left Mabel, who was still breastfeeding her
two-month-old baby, with severe burns on many parts of her body, including her
two breasts and abdomen.

Punch Metro gathered that the woman had not been able to
breastfeed her baby since the incident happened.
The husband of the victim, who identified himself simply as
Umoh, told Punch Metro that Williams attempted to escape after assaulting his
wife, but he was able to apprehend and hand her over to the police.
Mabel, 27, who was evidently writhing in pains on the
hospital bed when our correspondent visited, told Punch Metro that it was a
fight between some of her co-tenants in front of her room that led to the
She explained that Williams, who poured the water on her,
had nothing to do with the quarrel.
She said, “My neighbour’s brother and his girlfriend were
fighting and they pushed themselves to the front of my door. When I could not
cope with the disturbance again, I went outside to call the guy’s sister to
come and separate them or make them leave our entrance.
“As I was going back to my room, Williams, who had nothing
with the fight, asked why I called the sister, saying I was interfering in
something that did not concern me. I told her that they were fighting in front
of my room, but she pushed me. I was surprised because we never had a quarrel
before then.
“That was how we started shouting on each other.”
She recalled that it was the noise from the fight that drew
the attention of her husband who was in the room with their two children. She
said her husband came out to separate them and they were already going back to
their apartment when Mabel ran into her room to carry the bucket of water and
poured it on her.
She said, “I was in the front while my husband was behind
me. Suddenly, she went into her room and came out with a bucket and poured the
content on me.
“I have been in serious pain since then, and I have not been
able to breastfeed my two-month-old baby, who is my second child.”
A police source told our correspondent that Williams had
confessed to the crime and that she blamed the devil for the act.
“She would be charged to court,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer,
DSP Joe Offor, said he would get back to our correspondent on the incident.
“Let me call the DPO of the division and get back to you,”
he added.

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