An unnamed restaurant owner in Abuja nearly became a meat in her own soup.

One of her customers, one Mayor Omen of Kugbo in Abuja had gone to her restaurant to eat.

But he wasn’t served on time, so he got very angry, started fighting her and in the process, pushed her into a boiling tomato soup.

The restaurateur sustained several degrees of injuries – burns from her back to her legs – and is currently receiving treatment in Nyanya General Hospital in Abuja.

The law is, however, addressing her grievances.

On Thursday, a Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, Abuja, sentenced Omen to seven months imprisonment.

Omen, 32, was charged with assault, criminal intimidation and causing grievous hurt by dangerous means, punishable under sections 312, 329 and 309 of the Penal code.

The Judge, Mr Hassan Ishaq, however, gave Omen the option of 13, 000 Naira as fine and to pay 50, 000 Naira as compensation to the woman.

Ishaq also asked Omen to provide someone who will write an undertaking with the court to pay subsequent medical expenses that will be incurred by the victim.

He also ordered that a reasonable amount of money be deposited by the defendant with the court, which will ensure that the victim gets proper and continued medical treatment.