Man Arrested In Lagos For Pouring Acid on Fiancée

A man has been arrested by the police in Lagos State for allegedly pouring acid on his fiancée, Chika Egbo and a yet to be identified Okada rider at Ikotun area of Lagos State.

David Suleiman who is currently being detained at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti,Yaba, Lagos, was said to have attacked his girlfriend, a 300 level student at Enugu State College of Education, with acid for refusing him access to their only child.

Police sources say the couple’s trouble began when Egbo became pregnant for Suleiman, who abandoned her claiming that he travelled out of the country, and left her with the burden of fending for herself and the baby.

Few months after giving birth however, he came back requesting to see the baby, but he was refused.

A source said he tricked 25-year-old Egbo who resides in Enugu State to Lagos State, and he took her to a hidden spot in Ikotun where he poured acid on her.

An Okada rider who witnessed the incident the source said went after Suleiman, but while he chased him, Suleiman emptied the can of acid on the Okada rider, who held him strongly waiting for the help.

“Other Okada riders who drove by saw what was happening and came to his rescue and they took Suleiman to Ikotun police station while the Okada rider and Egbo were rushed to a hospital,” the source said.

Egbo is in a critical condition at the emergency unit of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, with her face, chest and some other parts of her body destroyed by the acid bath.