A home maker Mrs. Suzanna Fawole, 38 is accused of bathing Funmilayo Aderibigbe, 35 with acid after suspecting Aderibigbe to be her husband’s lover. The acting Chief Magistrate, Mr. O.A. Ayilara ordered that Fawole be remanded in Ife prison custody while the case was adjourned until July 1st for further hearing.
May 6th, was like any other day for Aderibigbe as she was getting set for the day ahead.
Before the end of the day her once beautiful physique suddenly crumpled under the subduing power of acid.
Crime Reports gathered that Fawole had alleged Aderibigbe of having an affair with her husband. As a result, the suspect had sent a number of threatening text messages to the victim, warning her to steer clear of her husband. Aderibigbe reportedly ignored the messages and went about her life until she was attacked with the deadly liquid.
Residents of the area were said to have been infuriated by the suspect’s act, as an angry mob reportedly gathered, with the intention to revenge Fawole’s act but were immediately calmed by the Modakeke Division of the Osun State Police Command police officers.
It was said that peace was eventually restored to the area after the suspect had been arrested.
The victim was taken to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, (OAUTHC) Ile-Ife for immediate medical attention. Reports claim, her mouth and tongue were badly affected and that she was being fed through her nose.
During interrogation, Fawole reportedly confessed that she decided to teach the victim a lesson out of frustration and fear of losing her husband to the lady. The victim was said to be fond of going to the matrimonial home of the suspect’s husband. Fawole also admitted beating Aderibigbe before pouring the acid on her.
Fawole, has been remanded in an Ife prison in Osun State after she was arraigned in the Magistrates’ court, Modakeke on Monday, June 3rd.