Wife pours acid on husband's face over N15,000 in Rivers


The woman

By Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a mother of two who allegedly bathed her husband with acid over the sharing of N15,000 paid to the family at Nchia community, in Eleme Local Government Area.

The ugly incident happened in the early hours of Saturday, October 14, but the woman who hails from Akwa-Ibom but married to her husband from Nchia community was intercepted in her bid to escape by the Nchia Security Council ( community vigilante) headed by Abel Oluka, and other teaming youths of Agbonchia community.

According to reports that surfaced online, the woman had a disagreement with her husband who allegedly seized the N15,000 share of dividend paid to the family as host community to multinational companies.

She said the husband refused to pay her what was due to her and two children out of the money.

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In anger, the woman who is a mother of two girls, poured acid on the face of her husband and confiscated his Automated Tell Machine (ATM) and attempted to escape.

It was further learnt that after pouring acid on the face of her husband she fled with the husband’s ATM Card. Her husband was in pain and could barely see.

He raised the alarm which attracted the Community Vigilante. Sensing she was being pursued, she ran back into her house and hid in the ceiling. She was brought down and bound.

At the time of filing this report, she had been handed over to the Eleme Police Station in Eleme Local Government Area for further investigations, while the husband had been rushed to an undisclosed hospital for urgent medical attention.


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