A Police officer’s wife in delta state police command, Mrs Precious Joseph has been jailed without an option for assaulting her housemaid identified as Agatha Emmanuel with a resident at Okwe area of Asaba, Delta State capital.
It was gathered that precious, the wife of the said police officer used knife on Agatha’s mouth, causing her serious injuries and following public outcry, legal action instituted against precious.
Precious Joseph was however taken to chief magistrate court at okwe magistrate district in Asaba in Delta state.
The count read: that you precious Joseph, on 31st day of July 2020 at iyasele street in okwe magistrate District did unlawfully assaulted one Agatha Emmanuel by causing harm with a hot knife on her mouth and thereby committing an offence punishable under section 355 of the criminal code law, Cap c21 vol 1, the law of Delta state of Nigeria 2006.
That you precious Joseph on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magistrate district, did threaten violence with a kitchen knife on Agatha Emmanuel and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 86 (2) of the criminal code law cap c21 vol 1 laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.
The magistrate however ruled at the conclusion of proceedings that precious Joseph is sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option.
Trouble, however, started when a case of child abuse was reported at B’ Division police station at okwe by a concern Nigerian.
Urban express news online gathered one Mr Simeon morba who saw the deep injury on Agatha’s mouth while fetching water that same morning on enquiry was told it was her aunt that inflicted the injury on her
It was learnt that the accused, precious Joseph from her statement to the police said she did burn Agatha’s month because she took meat inside her pot of soup against her warning adding that she was actually her brother’s daughter whom she took from the village and brought her in other to take care of her three children.