For accepting a marriage proposal from her lover, a 25-year-old woman,
According to Punch Nwosu who is currently in a critical condition at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos State, was doused with the substance at the Ilasa bus stop along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, by a man who jumped down on a motorcycle.
It was gathered that Nwosu was at the bus stop waiting for a bus when a man jumped down from the motorcycle, poured acid on her and jumped back on the motorcycle and fled the scene.
The victim was thereafter rushed to the hospital by good Samaritans where it was discovered that she sustained severe burns on her face, neck, breasts and other parts of her body.
Narrating her experience on her hospital bed, Nwosu said she suspected the wife of the man who proposed marriage to her, whom she identified as Mrs. Chidi, as the culprit.
Nwosu further alleged that the woman had been threatening her on the telephone and through text messages after she learned of her husband’s intention to get a second wife.
“On Thursday, I had closed from Computer Village where I work. Around 8pm, when I reached Ilasa bus stop, I dropped off the bus.
I was about to cross to the other side of the road when a man dropped from a motorcycle and poured something on me.
He immediately fled on the motorcycle. People came to my rescue and took me to the hospital.
I suspect Mrs. Chidi because she had been threatening me before the incident. And while I was on admission at the hospital, she called and spoke with my brother, saying that was just the beginning."
The woman, according to the victim, was arrested by policemen attached to the Itire Police Division, and detained for two days at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Yaba, before she was released on bail.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident, explained that Mrs. Chidi was released on bail because she could not be directly linked to the attack.
Badmos added that after the suspect was arrested and interrogated, the Command could not link her to the attack since she was not the one that poured the acid on Nwosu neither was she anywhere near the scene.