52-year-old housewife loses eye after scuffle with her 79-year-old mother-in-law

According to Punchng, Olasunkanmi Lawal, a mother-of-two, lost the use of one of her eyes after a scuffle with her mother-in-law, Aduke Awakan and her sisters-in-law, Bose Showole, 39, and Oduntan Enitan, 24, at their family house on Isale-Agbede Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State.

While giving her account, Olasunkanmi said: “My husband and I live in the family house and we have been there since 1989. However, my mother-in-law started keeping malice with me after I stopped giving her money. I lost my jewellery business due to the demolition of my shop in 2014 and because of that; I could no longer support her.

On Saturday, January 16, around 4pm, I returned from work and I met her at home. When I greeted her, she shunned me. I was surprised because I never had any disagreement with her. Before I knew it, one of her children, Bose (Showole), punched me in the left eye.

I fought back. Her grandchild, Enitan, used stone to hit me in the same eye, while the woman herself hit me with a chair. Blood started coming out from the eye.” At the Lagos Island General Hospital, the doctors told her she had lost the use of her left eye. Those who attacked her have been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court on three counts of assault occasioning harm.


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