A 24-year-old man identified as Iniubong, is currently battling for his life after his ex-girlfriend, Lucy Daniel, bathed him with acid after he decided to call off their relationship.
A Facebook user, Nse-Abasi Odiong, reported that the young man, an indigene of Ikot Ntuen Oku, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was in a romantic relationship with the 26-year-old Daniel for some time before he told her they should put a stop to it.
But that decision did not go down well with Daniel who felt used and on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at about 1 am, she went to his house at Akpan Essien Street and poured the corrosive substance on him.
Odiong who interviewed Iniubong on his hospital bed, wrote on his Facebook wall:
“On the penultimate Tuesday, Iniubong had retired to bed earlier on, when suddenly he was woken up by a gentle knock at his door. He wondered who could be at the door at such an ungodly hour.
The knock continued and when he enquired to know who was at the door, he was surprised to hear Lucy, his ex-girlfriend’s voice. Lucy was appealing to him to open the door.
‘I told her to leave that I would not open the door for her because we had parted ways. But she continued knocking on the door and begging me that she is stranded and needed a place to pass the night and nothing more.
Reluctantly, I opened the door; as soon as I opened, she splashed the liquid on me, which turned out to be an acid. I don’t know what I have done to her to deserve this ill treatment,’ lamented Iniubong.
The victim, who is currently receiving treatment at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, went further to narrate what led to the sad end of their love story, saying that both of them were in an intimate relationship for a year.
But he decided to quit the relationship last year when he noticed that Lucy was a troublesome person.
‘Lucy was in the habit of igniting quarrels between us; she would accuse me of having affairs with other girls. We hardly had peace being together.’
Iniubong appealed to the security agents to do everything possible to apprehend the culprit and make her face the full weight of the law.
Lucy Daniel is said to be an Indigene of Ikot Annung II, in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, but resides in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
She is said to have fled her home after the acid attack on Iniubong.
The incident had since been reported to the police force headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia.”