In Anambra; man pour's wife acid after she demanded for divorce

A middle aged man, Mr.
Onyeachonam Chinwuba has bathed
his wife Mrs. Añurika Chinwuba with
a substance suspected to be acid
for demanding for divorce.
Chinwuba who hails from Mmiata-
Anam, in Anambra West Local
Government of Anambra State was
said to have done the damage
shortly after the couple left the
office of the State Commissioner
for Children and Women Affairs,
Lady Ndidi Mezue, where their
marital differences were being
Mrs. Chinwuba was said to have
accused her husband of living a
questionable life and sought for
divorce, and both had visited the
Ministry on Tuesday and early
Wednesday, according to the
Commissioner who also sat with
them in discussion.
According to eye witnesses,
including the mother of the victim,
it was after the couple and those
with them left the Ministry but still
within the environs that the
husband brought out a bottle
containing the harmful substance,
which he hid in his clothes, and
poured the content on the wife.
The woman was said to have fallen
and began to scream as the
substance caused serious burns on
her face down her body.
The eyewitnesses said some staff of
the Ministry, upon hearing the
screaming, rushed to the scene and
assisted the victim to the
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
University Teaching Hospital, Awka.
The doctor handling her case, who
spoke on condition of anonymity,
said the substance had caused
severe damage to the woman’s skin,
adding that the patient was
receiving treatments and would be
taken to the plastic surgery unit
for further medical attention.
Confirming the victims admission in
the hospital, the Public Relations
Officer of COOUTH, Miss Henrietta
Agbai said that the state
government was aware of the her
case and advised couples to settle
their family problems amicable than
taking laws into their hands.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner, Lady
Mezue, had visited the victim at the
hospital and promised to support
When contacted, the State Police
Public Relations Officer, Haruna
Mohammed said Mr. Chinwuba had
been arrested by the police and
would be charged to court soon