An older lady identified as Nkiru Okoye, has been hospitalized following an acid attack she was subjected to by her young ex-lover in Anambra State.
The lady who was formerly married, but broke up with her spouse before falling in love with her young ex-lover, ended their relationship after the young man’s family insisted that their son would never marry an older lady.
The lady’s family also concurred, but the young man was still persistent. While the lady insisted on ending their relationship to respect their families, her young ex-lover insisted that if he doesn’t end up with her, no one else would have her.
The post from Tobenna Obiano who shared photos of the lady, reads in parts;
“He had once attacked her – the man had once sneaked into her room at night and tried to strangle her. Neighbors rescued her, but ignorantly, she never made any formal report either to the local vigilante or to the police.
One certain night, again he sneaked in through the back door, and saw as his supposed girlfriend was about unlocking her door, she threw a bowl of raw acid on her running down towards from her neck region, ear, back section and breast. He poured a second one again on her, extending from her back down to all-over her buttocks and even towards her laps. The girl raised alarm, shouting and the assailant ran away. It was a gory and sorry sight to behold. I wept on what I saw. I wept for humanity. I wept for stupidity and foolishness covered under the guise as love. I became infuriated.
After meeting with this young lady, Nkiru by name at the Awka hospital. I raised money and made part payment for her earlier series of emergency treatment. I promised to do more, still on a personal capacity.
The other day, I hosted a few friends in Awka and told them about the hospitalized woman and her situation, my friends – Chimuanya Chemo Egenti, Izuchukwu Fejoe Obazie, Valentine Chidi Ilika, Nony Paschal and a few others there and then raised money to support this lady.
The lady has since been transferred to Orthopedic hospital, Enugu where she’s receiving what’s said to be the best from professionals around. At the clinic, her family and the President General of Nibo town, the ever humble yet simply progressive leader – Chief. Engr. Dr. Innocent Akuvue had raised money from personal purse to support her treatment. Surgery has been successful. They’re proceeding to the second stage and they need more money.
In the last two days, she has continued to ring me to plead that I do all that I can to make it a reality. She and her family have rang my line severally pleading that I go online and ask for support from good-spirited Nigerians on her and their behalf. This is why I’m making this post.
Dear friends, please, I kneel to beg of us to kindly help in saving this lady. She desperately needs our help. Next week Friday is another surgery date and she’s worried that there’s no money to save her. We can do wonders and save her, if for nothing else, for the sake of humanity.
For the records, the young man, the would-be assailant has since been arrested. He has also been charged to court for justice to prevail.”