A young lady and her boyfriend were doused with acid by the lady’s uncle allegedly because she put an end to their se.xual relationship.The incident occured on May 18, 2018, in Anambra state. At about 7pm, one Mr. Chinedu Anagor from Amaezike village Agulu was carrying Miss Chinyere Okeke, from Odidama village Agulu, and her child on his motorcycle as they were going to his house at Amaezike, Anambra state.
While in motion, one Mr. Samuel Onyekwelu, from Odidama village in Agulu, poured acid on all three of them and fled. In his haste to flee the scene, the attacker left without his motorcycle which was packed by the side of the road.
Shortly after the acid attack, the youths of Amaezike village stormed Odidama village with the motorcycle belonging to Mr Samuel. They met with the Chief Security of Agulu Mr. Jideofor Ifebueme who promptly mobilized his boys to ensure the arrest of Mr. Samuel for his evil act.
Mr. Samuel has been arrested and placed in SARS custody at Neni, while his victims are at hospital receiving treatments.
During the investigation, it was gathered that Mr. Samuel, who is married with children as old as 20 and above, was in a relationship with his niece, Miss Chinyere Okeke. Their relationship was threatened after Chinedu Anagor fell in love with Miss Chinyere and decided to marry her. He planned to come ask for her hand in marriage by June 2018 but Mr. Samuel objected because of his secret relationship with Chinyere.
Ezeani Chidubem Mayor, who shared the story on Facebook, said that sometime in 2017, a spiritual cleansing (Ikpu Alu) was performed with regards to the incestuous relationship between Mr. Samuel and Miss Chinyere but they carried on with the affair even after the cleasing, until Chinedu came into the picture and tried to take Miss Chinyere away, which obviously angered Mr Samuel, leading him to attack them with acid.