Woman dies after husband doused her with acid while asleep

The Police in Uyo say they have arrested a man for bathing his wife with acid at Mbiakpan Ikot Edim in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Spokesperson for the Police Command in Akwa Ibom, SP Odiko Macdon, said in a statement that the suspect was arrested through their operatives at ‘D’ Division, Itam, in conjunction with some youths of Mbiakpan Ikot Edim.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect poured raw acid on his wife, one Margaret Okon-Abasi Etim, aged 40, on Friday, while she was sleeping, which led to her death,” he said.

Macdon said that investigation was still ongoing to determine the reason behind his action.

The Police spokesman said the suspect had confessed to the crime during interrogation.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and he will be charged to court at the completion of investigation,” Macdon said.

Macdon appealed to spouses to resolve family issues amicably rather than resorting to violence, adding that the command would not relent in apprehending and prosecuting offenders.

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