Photo: 27-year-old woman dies after acid attack in Benue State
The woman who was attacked with acid a few days ago died on Tuesday, November 10, at the Federal Medical Centre, Markudi, where she was receiving treatment for first degree burn. Ladi Moses, 27, a resident of the old Nigerian Prison Service Yard, Wadata, Makurdi was reportedly attacked with acid by a young man suspected to be a boyfriend.
"We heard that her supposed boyfriend, popularly known as Baba, called her out of the house, saying he had something to discuss with her." an eyewitness revealed.
"When the lady approached him, Baba removed a bottle, containing substance suspected to be acid, from his pocket and poured it on the lady, who screamed and fell. As neighbours trooped out to see what was happening, Baba fled. The vigilante group in the area mounted a search for him. He was eventually caught at one of the motor parks in town, when he was about boarding a taxi out of Makurdi." he added.
The suspect was subsequently handed over to the police at ‘A’ Division, Wadata, where he is currently being questioned. The Police Public Relations Officer, Matthew Oku, who confirmed the attack, said the command was yet to receive situation reports from medical doctors who treated the deceased.