By Bola Kougbe
A man identified only as Paul, has reportedly bathed his ex-lover, Rosemary Naife, with acid which scarred half of her face.
The 26-year-old victim, who hails from Delta state, said Paul attacked her with the chemical at Surulere axis of Lagos State, after threatening to deal with her and her new lover.
Naife, a trained caterer stated that she was the suspect’s girlfriend for four years but ended their relationship as a result of his abusive and volatile nature. She added that the suspect was initially arrested and arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrates’ Court where he was admitted to bail.
The victim explained that the case which happened in 2015 has been put on hold for more than a year and therefore demanded justice for her life-long condition.
“He has been walking free, while I have been scarred for life. I want him to pay for this. I need the help of the government and the good people of Nigeria,” she said.
Tola Akinsanya, Director of the Lagos State Public Advice Centre, said the agency would revive the case to ensure there was diligent prosecution of the suspect. She added that the agency would make effort to get support from the state Ministry of Health to secure the victim a facial plastic surgery.