A jilted Nigerian wife living in the U.K has been jailed for two years after she threw bleach into the face of a woman she believed was having an affair with her husband.
42 year old Aboseda Ajayi flew into a rage when she saw her husband’s alleged sidechick, Jane Ocran sitting in her convertible Mercedes outside her home. She was so provoked she emptied a bottle of household bleach over Jane Ocran’s head and beat her with her wig.
Aboseda Ajayi, a former Ministry of Justice administrator, repeatedly slapped and punched Ms Ocran before battering her with her own handbag.
At the Inner London crown court, prosecutor Polly Dyer said Ms Ocran escaped serious injury as her sunglasses protected her eyes from the bleach, but she was left screaming in pain after the attack on June 17 last year.
The court heard Ms Ocran, who denies an affair was taking place, had been shopping that day with Mr Ajayi and had just returned to his home in Brixton.
Ms Ajayi was shouting at her
‘you b*tch, sleeping with my husband, f***ing my husband’.”
The prosecutor said Ajayi grabbed Ms Ocran’s handbag during the attack.
“The defendant took off her own wig and used it to hit Ms Ocran, slapping and punching her a number of times in the head,”.
The defendant emptied the contents of the handbag into the street and then walked back inside her home.”
Passers-by doused Ms Ocran’s face with water, and she was treated in hospital for soreness to her eyes.
In a victim impact statement, she revealed she “lives in fear of Ajayi doing it to her again”.
Gerwyn Wise, mitigating, said Ajayi had been the victim of domestic violence during her 16-year marriage, and her husband had openly embarked on several extra-marital affairs.
Judge Benedict Kelleher sentenced Ajayi to two years in prison, telling her:
“This was a vicious attack that could have caused serious and disfiguring injuries.”
Ajayi, a mother-of-two from Brixton, initially denied the assault, insisting she had only thrown water over Ms Ocran.
She pleaded guilty on the first day of the trial last month to applying a corrosive fluid with intent, having an offensive weapon, and common assault.