Update: Man dies after wife allegedly bath him with acid in Edo
A middle-aged man, simply identified as Odion has succumbed to severe burns from an alleged acid attack by his wife Becky in Benin City, Edo State capital.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that 29-year-old Becky fled after allegedly bathing her husband with a substance suspected to be acid while he was asleep.
The incident happened on Sunday night, November 14 at Idemudia Street, Off Omomon Road, St. Saviour road, Benin City.
According to Standard Gazette, Odion died on Monday around 2 a.m at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)
The deceased’s sister, Esohe Fidelis, who complained about her brother’s murder, said that the family had concluded a plan to resolve the financial issue between the couple before 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 said.
The landlady of the house, Mrs Patience Idemudia, said the couple had always 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.