Acid Bath: Don’t leave me to die like my mother, 18-year old cries out

An 18-year old indigene of Ojodu, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Miss Munirat Alhaji, who was allegedly bathed with acid by


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Acid Bath: Don’t leave me to die like my mother, 18-year old cries out
Miss Munirat Alhaji lying in the hospital bed

An 18-year old indigene of Ojodu, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Miss Munirat Alhaji, who was allegedly bathed with acid by her blood brother (name withheld) has cried out for help, saying she should not be left to die like her mother.

                                            

 

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Munirat who is currently suffering severe pains and close to the point of self-condemnation at the Female Surgical ward of Federal Medical Center, Lokoja, narrated her ordeal thus:

 

 

"I was sleeping that unfaithful day at about 1am in the night of 28th August 2019. Suddenly, I heard my mother shouting from her room. When I rushed down to her place, I discovered that my brother poured acid on her body. He didn't stop there.

 

 

 

"My brother went further to use stick to hit mother as if something is manipulating him. When I tried to stop him from killing mother, he then decided to pour the acid on my face and body. That was how I found myself in Federal Medical Center, Lokoja. I was shocked when my brother said he consulted a native doctor who informed him that she is responsible for his travails. 

 

"My mother died three months after both of us were admitted here in FMC Lokoja, due to primary damage done on her by the chemical. Now for me to survive, the hospital said I need about two million naira to undergo surgery and pay all outstanding bills in the hospital.

 

 

 

"I am from a poor family. My mother is dead now. Nigerians should save my life. Don't allow me die like my mum, due to the acid burns. My dream in life is to be a great woman in this world. Please, don't allow this dream to die as I am in a critical condition in Federal Medical Center, Lokoja".

 

 

Your Soaring International Tabloid gathered that, her brother who is currently cooling off in the Police net, accused their mother of being responsible for his perceived inability to be successful in life.

 

 

 

While pleading for financial support to increase her hope of survival, Miss Munirat dropped her mobile line (08155546519) as well as account details for possible assistance: 

                                                                                                             

Account Name: Munirat Alhaji

 

Account Number: 2140712131

 

Bank: UBA

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Doctor in charge of the case, Ebune Ojochide, a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with the Federal Medical Center, Lokoja told Correspondents that Miss Munirat a Senior Secondary School II student, was admitted on 29th August 2019, with acid burns.

 

Dr. Ojochide said a lot of treatment have been administered on Munirat, stressing that acid burn is not something that can be worked on immediately.

 

 

 

The surgeon noted that, what they have now is the scaring and damages done on the skin that needs correction and it requires stage by stage procedures to bring back to near perfection.

 

 

"The major reason why the attack was carried out was primarily to cause damage and disfigure the victim. We need to improve the functionaries such as the mouth, ear and appearance, although not to perfection, but near perfection. The major obstacle holding them is the challenge of mobilizing funds for the surgery to improve her appearance and give her hope of survival", he stated.

 

On the cause of her mother’s death, Dr. Ebune explained that the mother sustained primary damages, which resulted to her death.

 

He however appealed to the government to try and limit access to deadly chemical like acid, adding that it is becoming worrisome the way people use such substance to perpetuate crime in the society. 

 






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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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