Police Operatives in Anambra State have begun an investigation into the cause of the suicide committed by one Daniel Okafor after bathing his wife identified as Pauline, with acid on Tuesday, February 5th, at Nsugbe, close to Onitsha.
Anambra State Command’s Public Relations Officer identified as Mr Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, stated that the suspect, Daniel Okafor, seemed to have drunk some quantity of the chemical he poured on his wife after the incident.
Haruna Mohammed said:
He was later certified dead by a medical doctor while receiving treatment and his corpse deposited at Apex Mortuary for an autopsy.
A source close to the victim stated:
Due to her critical condition, we cannot allow visitors near her now, but I can assure you that she is responding to treatment.
The tragic incident happened at about 8 pm on Tuesday at Chinonso Drug Store close to Nwafor Orizu College of Education, Nsugbe in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state.
An eye witness identified as Clement Ekwenugo stated that:
“The nurse bought the land from her in-law and used her son as next of kin, but this angered her husband. “Pauline was in her drug store when her husband came in from behind the house through a fence to bathe her with the acid. She then ran out for help. This is the first time we are experiencing this type of incident in Nsugbe.”
Another eye witness identified as Miss Ogochukwu Chukwulobe, said:
“We thought the matter was over when this incident occurred. “He seemed prepared for his own death after pouring acid on my madam because he drank another acid in a small container in his pocket and went outside where he fell into a drain. “This has not happened in this town before; I am not happy because my madam who I am learning chemist business from is the victim.”