A woman who poured on a man leading to his death, says she did that because the deceased raped her.
Nwachukwu of Dape Village a satellite community in the FCT, was arraigned in the court on charges of culpable homicide after she allegedly poured the substance on Nwogu who later died, but she told the court that the victim came to her house and forced her to sleep with him.
She told the court that on December 1, 2013, she had gone to her town meeting at Wuse and came back around 10 p.m and was in her house when Nwogu came and forcefully raped her.
“When I came back from the meeting, I warmed my food which I came back with, then I went to see my landlord, Ikechukwu Obi to pay my house rent.
I came back to my room and saw Peter Nwogu who is my church member, in my room. He told me that he travelled but couldn’t reach home because it was late.
I welcomed him as a church member; he then asked me if I have food, I gave him the food I warmed and I went to take my bath.
When I came back, I saw the late Peter with only his boxer and he made love advances to me.
I tried to stop him, but he did not stop, we argued and in the process he forced me to sleep with him. I was shouting but nobody heard me.
I bit him, he bit me too; he was so strong that I had to pour him acid that was in my room and I ran out to my landlord’s room."
Nwachukwu added that she explained to her landlord what happened and he followed her to her room and saw the deceased who asked for help.
“The deceased asked my landlord to give him water, my landlord took his clothes in my room and gave him and I went to church to tell my parish priest what happened. I did not know that the acid I poured on him will lead to his death.
I kept the acid in my room because I have been a victim of rape and there have been complains of breaking-in my area.
The next day, I went to Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, to report the matter but I was told that the matter has been reported as the deceased was already death."
The president of the court, Justice Mamman Kolo, adjourned the matter till July 1 for continuation of defence.