A woman identified as Ladi Moses, 27, has reportedly died after her jealous boyfriend popularly called “Baba” attacked her with acid.
The deceased, who was a former student of Government Secondary School, Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, met her untimely death after the deadly attack a few days ago, Vanguard reports.
An eyewitness said the incident happened at the old Nigeria Prison Service Yard in the Wadata area of Makurdi town where the deceased lived with her parents.
A source who preferred anonymity disclosed that the two love birds had been in secret romance over a period of time until the relationship went sour following accusations of infidelity by the duo.
Some concerned friends of the couple tried several times to resolve the issue all to no avail until the unfortunate incident.
The source said: “Actually we thought that they had resolved their differences until the unfortunate incident that led to the death of Ladi which no one envisaged.
“From what we heard, on that fateful day, Baba called her out of the house around 7pm in the guise that he wanted to discuss an important issue not knowing that disaster awaited her. Unfortunately when the lady approached him, he engaged her in a heated argument which led to a struggle between them. We heard that it was in the heat of the quarrel that Baba removed a bottle containing a chemical suspected to be acid, from his pocket and poured the contents on the lady who instantly screamed and fell to the ground.
“He (Baba) immediately fled the scene and left the lady who was screaming and wailing for help. The passers-by who were unaware of what was happening, ran for their lives because we all know that Wadata is an area in Makurdi town that is known for cult activities. It was neighbours who heard her cry, that rushed to the scene to see what was happening. But before their arrival, Baba had fled and disappeared from the area. She was immediately rushed to the nearby Makurdi Federal Medical Centre where she was admitted for treatment. But after a while, went into coma and eventually passed on.
“He was eventually arrested at one of the motor parks in town when he was about boarding a taxi out of Makurdi town. The vigilante group arrested and handed him over to the police at ‘A’ Division, Wadata, where he was detained to enable the Police carry out their investigations and interrogation.”
According to the source, Ladi did not survive the first degree burns as she died two days after her admission in the hospital, inspite of efforts by the medical personnel to save her life.When Vanguard Metro visited the home of the deceased, her heart -broken parents were still in shock and unable to speak on the incident.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Matthew Oku, confirmed the attack, adding that they had were still expecting the situation reports from medical doctors who treated the deceased lady.
He further stated that investigation has been launched by the police to uncover the mysteries surrounding the incident.