One Mr. Nwaeze, a Nigerian Customs officer allegedly bathed a woman in with a deadly acid solution about two weeks ago and is said to be boasting that he is above arrest.
The incident happened on Friday, the 9th May, 2014, when the victim, Ms. Tope Fadipe, a salesgirl at a local food store run by Mr. Nwaeze’s family was accused of not remitting N50,000 stock sales, and she had denied the allegation.
The victim, Ms Tope Fadipe
According to community residents, Mr. Nwaeze got angry that she refused to accept the allegation against her and a heated argument ensued. In the process, he allegedly bathed her with a deadly acid solution.
Ms Tope had been selling stocks for the family for about three years before the ugly incident which was reported at the Badagry Police Station.
Mr. Nwaeze who is said to head a Customs unit at Mosafejo Aradagun, is quoted as boasting he no one can arrest him, adding that he “can do and undo”.
On Saturday, the 10th of May, one day after the incident, Mr. Nwaeze was said to have appeared at the Police Station, and had returned shortly afterwards to show he is above arrest.
A resident in the street where the incident took place said Nwaeze has been belching his car radio speakers loudly whenever driving in the street, to intimidate and oppress people due to his status as a Customs Officer.
The victim is currently being treated at the Badagry General Hospital for her severe burns though doctors and witnesses say her condition is getting worse.
It was further gathered from a medical source that, Nwaeze is trying to secretly collect Ms. Tope from the hospital, without giving off any hint what he wants to do with her.