by Isi Esene
Nursing is perceived the world over as a caring profession, but Dorothy Nkanu wasn’t any close to caring when she poured a bucket of acid on her lover, Edmund Educhukwu.
Nkanu had accused Educhukwu of cheating, and planning to dump her for another woman. The victim said he tried to assuage her fears by denying the allegation but it was apparent she did not believe him.
Educhukwu said, “I reassured her that it was not true that people were only trying to destroy our relationship. But it did not occur to me that she was still harbouring the grudge.
According to the Punch Newspapers, the victim, who is a final year student at the University of Calabar, expressed shock at Dorothy Nkanu’s action, narrated the incident saying, “We even had passionate time that night and it was in the morning that she did this to me without any warning.”
“I was rounding off our early morning prayers with my eyes still closed when she tip-toed outside, brought the bucket containing the acid and poured it on me.”
“After pouring the acid on me she taunted me. She asked me which God was I praying to that supports my plan?”
Nkanu, a nurse from Biase LGA of Cross River State is already in police custody. The state Police PRO, John Umoh, confirmed that investigations are ongoing.
Meanwhile, medical practitioners at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Intensive Care Unit confirmed that one of the victim’s eyes had been lost to the acid attack.
“He needs a skin transplant and adequate care for the other eye to be restored at least for him to see with it and that cannot be done here but outside this country, perhaps in the United Kingdom or United States,” they confirmed.