A 50year old woman has been arrested in Imo state for K.illing her husband by pouring acid on him.
The wife, Augustina got angry because the late husband Raymond Ihugba refused to give her money, then she surprised him with acid at Akwakuma Autonomous Community of the state.
A source said Raymond repeatedly pleaded with his wife to bear with him, but his pleas fell on her deaf ears.
“My efforts and those of Augustina’s relations to arrest the ugly situation proved abortive.”
“Augustina poured the acid on him, set him ablaze and ran into hiding. Raymond was rushed to the Emergency Ward of the FMC, Owerri, from where he was transferred to the ward 10 of the hospital where he eventually gave up the ghost,” she said.
The traditional ruler of the community, Eze Charles Osuji, who confirmed the incident, described it as an abomination to the community.
The remains of the victim had been deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, while the suspect was on the run.