High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State capital and managed by Justice Blessing Egwu. has condemned one Jide Afolabi Sunday to life imprisonment for bathing his girlfriend with acid after she wouldn’t acknowledge his proposition to be engaged.
33-year-old Sunday was accused of attempted murder on his lover, Glory Sylvester Ita, whom he poured acid on, CrossRiverWatch reports.
He was in police custody for quite a long time in the wake of being arrested for the wrongdoing that impacted Glory’s abdomen;. an ear and breast were cut off and ruthlessly burnt because of the hot impression of the destructive substance.
As indicated by one of the declarations, after the convict poured her the corrosive, he intended to push her inside a pool to suffocate.
The episode was set off by a separation where the person in question (Glory Sylvester) was invited by Jide (her sweetheart). to Reel Home Hotel along Ekong-Etta off Marian Street Calabar on October 21, 2022. which prompted a warmed contention and Jide provocatively tossing the acid on Glory with an attempt to kill her.
As indicated by Glory, the relationship had just a short time before Jide looked for marriage and she denied and took steps to cut off the friendship. Sunday got up and tossed the corrosive on her, applying everything over her body.
Because of the hotness and the consuming sensation one side of her ear and breast were removed and any remaining pieces of her body consumed.
Glory said shouting “he has poured me acid ooo,” brought consideration and made clients and the chief of the lodging aware of her salvage.
The convict at first denied the wrongdoing yet later argued for leniency gripping he had apologized.
Justice Blessing Egwu, in her judgment, sentenced him to life detainment with pay of N10 million for harms.