Man to die for killing wife with acid

A Lagos High court has sentenced a man to die by hanging, for killing his 22 year old wife, by bathing her with acid.

Both of them are blessed with a four year old daughter.

Justice Lawal Akapo, pronouncing the verdict, said he was convinced the accused committed the offence.

The accused, Suleiman Olalekan, was accused of committing the offence on November 5, 2012, at Bakare Street in Ikotun area of Lagos.

The 44 year old accused claimed to have tracked her wife, Chika Egbo, to a hotel and caught her having an illicit affair with a man.

The accused had told the court that his wife’s lover attempted to attack him with acid, but mistakenly targetted his wife.

The acid attack left the woman disfigured in the head, and suffered severe burn in private part and breast leading to her death.

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