by Rachel Ogbu
David Suleiman was taken into police custody for allegedly pouring acid on his fiancée, Chika Egbo and a yet to be identified commercial bike rider at Ikotun area of Lagos State.
Suleiman who is now held at the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, reportedly attacked his girlfriend, a 300 level student at Enugu State College of Education, with acid for refusing him access to their only child.
According to reports, Police sources at the state SCID, said their problems started when Egbo was pregnant for Suleiman, he abandoned her claiming that he travelled out of the country. But few months after she gave birth to their baby, he returned demanding to see the baby and she said no.
A source, said somehow he was able to trick the 25-year-old student who resides in Enugu State into travelling to see him in Lagos. There, he took her to a hidden spot in Ikotun where he poured the acid on her.
“An Okada rider who witnessed the incident unfold went after Suleiman, but Suleiman emptied the can of acid on the Okada rider, who held him strongly waiting for the help. Other Okada riders who drove by saw what was happening and then came to his rescue and they took Suleiman to Ikotun police station while the Okada rider and Egbo were rushed to a hospital.”
Egbo, who is lying critically ill at the emergency unit of the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, had her face, chest and some other parts of body wrecked by the acid bath.