It's a thin line between love and hate. Modinat just crossed it and it appears there's no going back.

A 43-year-old woman, Modinat Jide, on Thursday appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with slashing her friend’s face with a blade.

The accused, who hawks sachet water, was arraigned on a charge of unlawful assault, but pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 18, at about 11.15 a.m., at Jebba Pako Estate, Okobaba in Ebute Meta.

Iseghede said the accused claimed that the complainant, Wunmi Ajoke, had alleged that her husband is not the father of her new born child.

He said that the accused had, consequently, used a sharp blade to slash Ajoke's face for making such an allegation.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Section 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Miss Tolu Idowu, admitted the accused to 100,000 Naira bail with two responsible sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till May 15.