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Man dies after alleged acid attack by his wife in Edo

Man dies after alleged acid attack by his wife in Edo

A middle-aged man, Odion has succumbed to extreme burns from an alleged acid assault by his spouse Becky in Edo State.


LIB reported that 29-year-old Becky fled after allegedly bathing her husband with a substance suspected to be acid whereas he was asleep. 


The incident occurred on Sunday evening, November 14 at Idemudia Street, Off Omomon Road, St. Saviour highway, Benin City. 


According to Standard Gazette, Odion died round 2 a.m on the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) 


Esohe Fidelis, who spoke to SG on the St. Saviour Police station, the place she complained about her brother’s homicide, stated that the household had concluded a plan to resolve the monetary situation between the couple earlier than the incident.


“Becky threatened on Friday last week that she will cripple my brother, and now l can see that she has finally killed him. I was in the hospital where my brother was receiving treatment, and he suddenly died on Monday around 2 am. I want the police to please help find Becky, who has escaped, and she should be arrested and made to face the law.” she stated.

The landlady of the home, Mrs Patience Idemudia, stated the couple had at all times quarrelled and settled.


“This man that died has been in my house for four years with the woman, and they both have a child. I really want the police to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the culprit to justice.” she added. 

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