How Adamawa lady was bathed with acid for declining lover’s marriage proposal
A 27-year-old lady identified as Ladi Ishaku was bathed with acid allegedly by her jealous lover, Kama Hammanjoda, in Badirrisa, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
In an interview with Punch Newspaper, Ladi said the incident has altered her life and her dreams of graduating college to become a teacher.
The victim is a student of the Federal College of Education, Yola, from the department of education in Special Learning Disabilities in Geography, said her lover, Kama Hammanjoda became too hostile with her after she discovered he is married and turned down his marriage proposal to her.
“I was sleeping at home on the night of March 17th, i wasn’t alone, my mother’s sister was lying in between me and one of my siblings. The weather has been hot lately, so, to escape the heat we usually sleep outside, because it has become greatly uncomfortable to sleep indoors. Around 10pm, someone came into the compound, passed over my brother and my aunty and poured something that felt like a liquid on me.
“I immediately woke up and shouted, “Holy Ghost fire!” I saw the shadow of a man take flight. Then I started feeling a hot sensation all over me. I started to shout. My brothers who were sleeping indoors heard my cry and rushed out but the person who poured the acid on me had escaped. It was dark so we could not see the direction he went.
She said her family immediately alerted the police, who after some investigations arrested her lover as the prime suspect.
“One suspect has been arrested. He’s my boyfriend whom I suspect of ordering the acid attack on me because of the threat he had been issuing since I refused his proposal for marriage. We have been dating for close to a year now but when he proposed I decided to find out about him and then discovered he was already married with three children. I live at Baddirrasa and he stays in Song, where he works as an automobile engineer. When I told him I could not marry him because of my Christian values, he reacted badly and vowed I would never get married to anyone else.
“From that point, he started making life unbearable for me. He would come to my school and if he found me with anyone of the opposite sex, he would start fighting me and beating me. There was a time he followed me home, then my deceased mom was still alive, he came into the house and manhandled me. This was after he realised I wasn’t going to marry him.
“I believe he is the culprit, because of how the incident occurred clearly showed the person who attacked me knew who he was coming for, three of us were lying down outside. I was between my aunty and my younger brother. The assailant passed over them, came to where I laid and splashed the liquid on me. Some of the chemical spilled over to my aunty’s face”. She added.
“In February, after valentine, he came with a lot of money to give me, I rejected the money and told him I knew he had been married and I couldn’t marry him. I told him to go and let me be, his final word on that day was “Everybody would lose”. Though I don’t know if he carried it out personally, but at the moment he, Kama Hammanjoda, is just a suspect”.