Thursday, November 10, 2011

Student bathed with acid after rejecting dating request needs N24 million ($151,390) for treatment

A 100 level student of the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Miss Franca Ogbu, who was bathed with acid on May 5, 2011, is still lying critically ill in a hospital bed as a result of the dehumanising treatment meted on her by her fellow student.

Speaking with newsmen in Makurdi, Nick Eworo, member, representing Obi Constituency in the Benue State's House of Assembly, said Miss Ogbu, who was bathed with acid while she was reading in her school, would need over N24 million to receive medical treatment from Canada to correct the acid burns.

According to Eworo, the victim, Miss Ogbu, was ill treated simply because she turned down an approach from a fellow student who needed her friendship.

Eworo disclosed that even though the police arrested the culprit, information reaching him indicated that he was later released for reasons yet to be made known to the public.

He urged the Benue State's government to liaise with her Adamawa counterpart and investigate the matter thoroughly and bring the culprit to book immediately.

He also urged the law enforcement agencies to intensify efforts in the investigation of the matter and bring the perpetrator of the act to justice.

Eworo further enjoined the government of Benue to immediately intervene and assist the victim with finance to enable her receive good medical treatment.

Eworo also called on his colleagues to do an in-house donation to enable the victim receive some medication and thereafter, prevailed on the executive to do same.

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