Man pours acid on wife, kills self over property
Tony Okafor , Awka
A man , Daniel Okafor, has allegedly committed suicide at Nsugbe in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State because his wife , Pauline, refused to name him the inheritor of a house she built .
PUNCH Metro gathered that Pauline nominated her son as the inheritor of the property , a development that said to have angered her husband .
As a consequence , Daniel reportedly bathed her in a substance suspected to be acid and thereafter took his own life.
A source , who begged not to be named, told PUNCH Metro that the deceased attacked his wife after she built a house and used their son as her next of kin and inheritor of the property .
“ When the man found out , he could not take it, so he decided to pour acid on her . The husband also drank the acid and died , while his wife is currently hospitalised at a clinic, ” the source said .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the story to our correspondent.
He said the incident happened around 3am on Tuesday.
Mohammed stated, “ Around 3am , there was a report at the 3-3 Police Station , Onitsha , that one Daniel Okafor of Nsugbe allegedly poured a chemical substance suspected to be acid on his wife , one Mrs Pauline Okafor, of the same address.
“ Following the report , police detectives attached to the 3- 3 Division visited the scene and rushed the victim to the Immaculate Heart Hospital, Onitsha, for treatment .
“ The suspect also looked very sick and was equally rushed to the Multi Care Hospital for medical attention . The doctor confirmed that the suspect seemed to have drank some quantity of the chemical he allegedly poured on his wife .
“ He was later certified dead by a medical doctor while still receiving treatment and his corpse was deposited at the Apex Mortuary for autopsy . ”
The PPRO added that the wife was responding to treatment and that the case was under investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.