The Enugu State Police Command has launched a full scale investigation into the alleged pouring of a substance suspected to be acid on one Sunday Onwe Uche from Amuri Nkanu west local Government Area of the state by his yet to be identified friends.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the sad incident, said the suspects also forced their victim to drink the substance.
Amaraizu added that friends of the victim had allegedly lured the victim to a hotel situated at Gariki Awkunanaw, Enugu state from where they took him to Enugu Port Harcourt expressway.
According to the police spokesman, the victims allegedly poured the substance believed to be acid on the victim and thereafter forced him to drink the substance.
“It was further gathered that the victim after taking the substance and having also been poured with the substance, became critically unconscious but was able to pass relevant information to a brother who shortly got to the scene when he was alerted before the victim allegedly went into coma.
“Meanwhile background information had it that the victim is having unresolved financial issues with the suspects arising from a certain transaction. A full trace and track of suspects have commenced in full scale with a view to unmasking those behind the dastardly act so that they can be brought to book just as the state command has advised members of the public not to take laws into their hands but to be law abiding always.
“Victim of the alleged acid bath is currently receiving medical attention at the orthopedic Hospital Enugu”, he stated.