A woman reportedly lost her pregnancy after neighbour headbutted her during a heated argument at Odinaka Street, Afromedia, Ajangbadi in Lagos State.
The pregnant woman identified as Mrs Nkiru Peter (pictured above), reportedly had an argument with one Mama Thankgod over the use of water. It was gathered that Mama Thankgod claimed that she pumped the water, which Peter’s domestic help, identified as Oluchi, had used without her permission.
However after Oluchi denied using the water, it led to a quarrel in which Mama ThankGod ended up calling Nkiru Peter a witch. While Oluchi told Mama ThankGod that her boss was not a witch, ThankGod attacked Peter by giving her a headbutt. His mother also gave him a stone, which he used to injure the pregnant woman.
Punch reported that while Peter fainted as a result of the attack and was rushed to the New Life Hospital in Ajangbadi for medical attention, ThankGod rushed to the Okokomaiko Police Station to report that he and his mother were manhandled by the pregnant lady.
It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer sent two policemen to arrest Peter from the hospital. However when the policemen got to the hospital, a doctor asked them to arrange for a vehicle to convey the lady to the station.
“ThankGod and his mother inflicted serious injuries on the woman. While the woman was taken to the hospital, ThankGod went to report the matter at the Okokomaiko Police Station as though the lady was the one that caused the problem.
“The DPO ordered the arrest of the pregnant lady from the hospital. When the policemen who were sent to the hospital to arrest the woman got there, the doctor told them that they could not drag the woman out of the hospital because of her condition.
“He asked them to provide a vehicle, which they did. When the woman was taken to the police station, the DPO ordered that ThankGod be detained instead, although he was later released. But from what we gathered, the woman lost her pregnancy in the process” an eyewitness said.
Though residents of the area claimed that ThankGod had been threatening to deal with the woman once she is discharged from the hospital, Lagos Police PRO Chike Oti, who confirmed the incident, said the police intervened in the matter by prevailing on the warring parties to live together in peace and as good neighbours.
“The police had met with both of them and asked them to live together in peace. We let them know that they could not get anything by fighting each another.
“All the parties to the incident suffered different kinds of injuries. The offence is open to bail. So, the man was released to go and treat himself. The police have also scheduled another meeting with them on how they can live peacefully” he said.