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Police arrest husband for bathing wife with acid


The Akwa Ibom State Police Command through its operatives at ‘D’ division, Itam, in conjunction with the youths of Mbiakpan Ikot Edim, have arrested one Okon-Abasi Etim Okon in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area for bathing his wife with acid.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr. Macdon Odiko, made this known in a release yesterday. He said the investigation revealed that the suspect poured raw acid on his wife, one Margaret Okon-Abasi Etim, aged 40, while she was sleeping, which led to her death.

He said the investigation is ongoing to determine the reason behind his action, added that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime. The PPRO said the suspect would be charged to court at the completion of the investigation.

“The command wishes to call on spouses to resolve family issues amicably rather than resorting to violence as the command will not relent in apprehending and prosecuting offenders.”


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