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Business Woman Pours Hot Soup On POS Operator For Failed Transaction In Lagos


A businesswoman identified as “Temitope Blessing” has been prosecuted before the Magistrates’ Court, Ikorodu, Lagos State for allegedly pouring hot soup on a Point-of-Sale (POS) operator, named “Bisola Kolawole”, over failed transaction.

According to report by Punch, “Blessing” had gone to Kolawole’s shop on Igboolomu Road, Isawo-Agric, in Ikorodu on March 1, 2022, to buy N1,500 data.

However, after payment, she wasn’t able to access the internet. The scene was said to have degenerated into a scuffle as Blessing allegedly tore Kolawole’s clothes and cut her gold chain.

Narrating her ordeal, Kolawole said she went to Blessing’s house to demand her missing chain when she bathed her with hot soup.

The Ogun State indigene said her br*asts and chest p*eled, adding that she was immediately rushed to the Ikorodu General Hospital for treatment.

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What she narrated,

“Blessing sent her younger sister, Eniola, to buy N1,500 data from me on Sunday. When she got to my shop, she met my sales girl, Favour, who informed me about the transaction after she paid. I did the transaction and I was debited immediately.”

“Blessing later called to inform me that she did not receive any data. Immediately, I called the customer care service to know what happened and I was told there was a network issue. I explained to Blessing when she called back and she said OK.

“Surprisingly, on Monday afternoon, she sent me a text message that she did not receive the data; I told her I was in the market. She insulted me on the phone and immediately dropped the call. My sales girl, Favour, called to inform me that she was trying to cause a problem at the shop.”

The 31-year-old said she instructed Favour to use the burglary-proof to lock herself in the shop, adding that Blessing returned to her shop the following day to seize her property.

“I was at the shop when she returned. When she started abusing me, I ignored her. Suddenly, she started packing my property, including my POS machine, stapler, calculator, and I had to stop her.

“Immediately, she held my clothes, str!pped me nak*d, cut my gold chain, and people separated us. I collected the POS machine from her, but she left with other items. When I could not find my gold chain, I went to meet her at home to complain, but I met her cooking Egusi soup. She went inside, brought scissors and stabbed my hand.

“I advanced in her direction and people separated us. But we had poured part of the soup away. She suddenly carried the remaining hot soup and poured it on me. The soup burnt my chest and br*asts and I was rushed to a hospital.

“The case was reported at the Owutu Police Station and policemen have arrested her. Her mother, who was not remorseful about what her daughter did to me, has been bragging that she would bail her,” she added.

Kolawole, while demanding justice, said she had been experiencing intense pain since the attack. She urged the police authorities to prosecute the suspect.

Blessings’ stepfather, Azeez Braimo, said Kolawole had overpowered Blessing when she poured the soup on her in self defence.

She was cooking what her siblings would eat when the PoS operator came home to fight her. The PoS operator beat and overpowered her; they poured some of the soup away.

“It was the remaining soup that Blessing poured on her body. She should not have come to our house to attack her when the matter had initially been settled. We have been trying to appeal to the lady’s family but our efforts have been abortive. We even volunteered to pay the medical bills, but they declined.”

Blessing was prosecuted before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court on a one-count charge.

The charge sheet reads:
“That you Temitope Blessing ‘F’ on March 1, 2022, at Mosumola Bus stop, Igboolomu, Owutu, Ikorodu, Lagos State in the Ikorodu Magisterial District did unlawfully and grievously harm one Kolawole Abisola by pouring hot soup on her two br*asts which cause her bodily harm and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 245 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015″.

The defendant pleaded not guilty, to the charge and after listening to oral application for bail of Blessing by her counsel, the trial Magistrate, T. A Shotobi granted bail in the sum of 200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, “CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu”, confirmed that the case had been charged to court.

“She was remanded in prison custody,” he added

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Legendary Australia Wicketkeeper Dies At Aged 74 Following A Heart Attack

Legendary Australia Wicketkeeper Dies At Aged 74 Following A Heart Attack

Legendary Australia wicketkeeper Rod Marsh has died aged 74 after suffering a heart attack.

Marsh was taken ill last Thursday while travelling to a charity cricket match in Queensland.

He effected 355 dismissals – a world record at the time of his retirement – in 96 Test appearances for Australia from 1970 to 1984.

He also played 92 one-day internationals and served as Australia men’s chairman of selectors until 2016.

Marsh is third on Australia’s all-time dismissals list behind Adam Gilchrist with 416 and Ian Healy’s 395.

Australia Test great Mark Waugh described Marsh as “an absolute icon” of the sport.

Waugh continued: “I had the pleasure of working with Rod for a number of years as a selector and you wouldn’t meet a more honest, down to earth, kind-hearted person.”

Former Australia one-day international David Hussey paid tribute on Twitter, writing: “Rod will be missed.

“His saying, ‘cricket is a simple game made complicated’ still resonates with me.”
First Australian keeper to score a Test century

Marsh would go on to form a formidable partnership with fast bowler Dennis Lillee, with the pair combining for a record 95 Test dismissals.

However, he had a difficult start to his Test career and was nicknamed ‘Iron Gloves’ during his first series against England in 1970-71 after dropping numerous catches.

He came close to a maiden century during that Ashes series, making an unbeaten 92 in Melbourne before captain Bill Lawry declared with Australia nine down.

Marsh did not feel as though he had missed out on a century, saying that he thought Lawry should have declared much earlier.

He later became the first Australian wicketkeeper to score a Test century when he reached triple figures against England in the 1977 Centenary Test.

On the 1981 tour of England, Marsh became the first keeper to claim 100 dismissals in Ashes Tests.

After retiring Marsh commentated on Australian television before taking on a coaching role at the Australian National Academy.

He later took on a similar role with the England and Wales Cricket Board and was a selector for the men’s team from 2001 to 2005.

Marsh served as the Australian chairman of selectors from 2014 to 2016, stepping down after Australia were hammered at home by South Africa.

‘I thought he was invincible’ – cricket pays tribute to Marsh
Australia Test captain Pat Cummins said Marsh’s death had left a “massive void” in Australian cricket.

“I, along with countless other people in Australia, grew up hearing the stories of him as a fearless and tough cricketer,” Cummins said.

“His swashbuckling batting and his brilliance behind the stumps over more than a decade made him one of the all-time greats of our sport, not just in Australia, but globally.”

Former Australia captain Greg Chappell, who played alongside Marsh, described him as “the spiritual leader of the group”, while Ian Chappell said “anybody that met him enjoyed his company”.

Former Australia keeper Gilchrist said he was “stunned,” adding: “I thought he was invincible. He was my absolute idol and hero and inspiration as to why I pursued what I did. The impact he had on my life is profound.”

Ex-Australia all-rounder Shane Watson also paid tribute, stating he “wouldn’t be the person I am today if it wasn’t for Rod and his amazing skill to know how to get the best out of every young cricketer”.

Ex-England bowler Chris Tremlett described Marsh as “a great man who helped guide me and many others on the right path in my younger years and taught me what it takes to play international cricket”.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is a keen cricket fan, wrote on Twitter that Marsh would be remembered as “one of Australia’s greatest ever Test cricket players”.

“As a kid he was my favourite player. He was a fierce competitor and a fine sportsman who valued what the game stood for,” Morrison added.

“Rod Marsh was a proud Western Australian and an absolute Aussie legend.”


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