Two women, Ogechi Nmerenini, 23 and Bilikisu Akinyode, 22, have been remanded in prison on the orders of the Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, western Nigeria, for fighting in public over a man.
They were arrested by the police at Atebo Street, Ajegunle and charged with disturbing public peace.
Fighting broke out between them when they discovered that they were dating the same lover in Ajegunle area of Lagos.
A suggestion by one of them that they should continue their secret relationship with their lover was rebuffed by one of them who insisted on having the lover for herself alone.
The accused, it was gathered, injured each other during the fight.
Their lover was simply identified as Emma.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge when they arraigned and the presiding magistrate, Mr. M.K.O. Fadeyi, granted them bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.
They were remanded in prison on the orders of the magistrate when they could not immediately meet the conditions attached to the bail.
The matter was adjourned till 6 September for mention.
Abeg,who dey fight over man these days?Ladies,men should fight over you,not the other way round....Mtchew