Doctors are battling to save the eyes of a banker in Ile Ife, Osun State, Mr. Tope Akinlabi, and his wife, Mulikat, who were bathed with acid by some yet-to-be-identified people.
It was learnt that Tope and his wife were returning home on foot after the close of work on Monday, December 16, when two men riding on a motorcycle met up with them and emptied the content of
a jerry can on them.
Tope was said to have gone to his wife’s shop at the Eleyele area of Ile-Ife after he closed from work on that fateful day.
The attackers met up with them while the two of them were going home on foot around 7pm when the incident happened.
It was learnt that while the husband’s face was badly affected, the burns on the wife’s face were less severe due to the Hijab she was said to have put on.
It was gathered that the screams of the couple attracted passersby to the scene of the incident.
They were said to have chased the attackers and caught them, and one of them pleaded that they had been sent.
The Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mrs. Dorothy Gimba, when contacted on the telephone, said she had not been briefed about the case.
She said: “I was involved in another assignment. But I will find out and I can assure you that we will surely investigate and make sure that justice is done in the case. Husband and wife attacked with acid? That is terrible!”