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Anambra man bathes wife with acid over plan divorce

MRS Añurika Chinwuba, a mother of two in her late thirties, was yesterday afternoon bathed with a harmful substance believed to be acid by her husband, Mr Onyeachonam Chinwuba, who allegedly opposed his wife’s demand for divorce.

According to the Anambra State Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, the victim who had sought divorce, accusing her husband of living a questionable life, was with her husband in the Ministry of Children and Women Affairs, Awka, on Wednesday and Early Thursday where their differences were thought to have been resolved.

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Tribune Online gathered that It was after they left the Ministry that the husband reached for a bottle containing the harmful substance, which he hid in his clothes, and poured on the victim, causing serious burns on her face down to her body.

The victim was then rushed to the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital Amaku, Awka, where the Commissioner, has already gone to visit and promised to support her.

The husband, who is already in the custody of the police, is a native of Mmiata-Anam, in Anambra West Local Council Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Mohammed, mobile phone number could not be reached for confirmation of the incident at the time of filing this report.

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