Friday, 11 December 2015

Medical Student Denies Pouring Hot Water On Her Sister

Yemisi Arogbonlo, the 24-year-old medical student who allegedly poured hot water on her stepsister, Oluwafunke, on Friday, December 4, at their house on Road 1, Federal Housing Estate, Mile 4, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has denied the crime.

Yemisi, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on the telephone on Thursday, said she had a fight with Oluwafunke and it was during the scuffle that the 32-year-old mistakenly fell on a bucket of hot water and injured herself.

She said she (Yemisi) had wanted to bath with the water.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Oluwafunke and her stepmother, Victoria, had a disagreement sometime in September, and the 60-year-old woman fell down, hitting her head against a wall.
Victoria was said to have told her four children that Oluwafunke beat her up.

It was reported that Yemisi, who arrived from Nasarawa State where she was studying a medical course on the faithful Friday, allegedly poured hot water on the victim while she (Oluwafunke) was sleeping, inflicting burns injuries on her neck, breasts, chest and leg.

Yemisi, claims Oluwafunke mistakenly fell on a bucket of hot water she had prepared for her bath. She furthr went on to explain what happened that fateful day. How she fought with her sister later at night while getting ready to have her bath after making hot water down. This was because the sister told er she beat up the mom. Unfortunately in the process of fighting the sister fell in the hot bathing water.

She said she regretted fighting with the victim, adding that it was the handiwork of the devil.

“I started crying when I saw what had happened. I treated her wounds to the best of my medical ability and I eventually took her to a hospital.

“My father later took her to another hospital. The medical doctors said somebody will have to stay with her and I decided to do that. Later, her friends came and started insulting me. When her mother also arrived from Lagos, she said I should not stay with her again and all my attempts to explain what happened to her fell on deaf ears,” she added.

But Oluwafunke told PUNCH Metro on the telephone that the claim she fought with Yemisi was a lie.
“It is a big lie. I was sleeping when she poured hot water on me. She is 24 years old, so how can she overpower me if we actually fought?” she queried.


  1. Mitcheeeeew i don't believe her jare.