Acid bath victim, Chika Egbo dies

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By Ifeanyi Okolie

Chike Egbo, the 25-year-old student of  Enugu State College of Education, who was bathed with acid by her estranged fiancé, David Suleiman, in November, has been reported dead.

Vanguard gathered that, Chika gave up the ghost early Thursday morning, on her hospital bed, at the Burns Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Her father, Matthew Egbo, who confirmed the incident told Vanguard that his daughter fell into comma around 11: pm Wednesday night and was placed on a life-support machine before she gave up the ghost around 1:00 am, Thursday morning.

Suleiman was alleged to have attacked Chika and an Okada rider, identified as Sunny Daniel with a can of acid at Bakare Street, Ikotun, Lagos, on November 5, 2012, following Chika’s refusal to allow him access to their only child.

Suleiman, who was subsequently arrested by the police in Ikotun Police Station and was transferred to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, in Yaba, was later charged to an Ebute-Meta Magistrate court where he was  arraigned on a two counts charge of attempted murder and “causing grievous bodily harm.

Magistrate O. Olatunji who presided over the case granted him bail of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum. The Magistrate in his ruling stated that the sureties must be blood relations and must present evidence of tax clearance.

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