Woman allegedly killed by husband in acid attack in Ghana

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A woman has been killed in an acid attack by her husband Atwima Mim in the Ashanti region, Ghana, according to Myjoyonline.

The attack according to a neighbour of the deceased, Akua, followed an argument with her husband, Agyaku. Abena Sarfoa was pronounced dead at dawn on Wednesday, May 11 at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Narrating what happened, Akua said she rushed to the room of the deceased after she heard her yelling.

According to Akosua, Abena was naked when she opened the door and her skin was peeling off. She then rushed to knock on her [Abena’s] husband’s door but he did not respond. Some of the corrosive substance dripped on her limb when she tried to hold her. She said she felt her skin burning.

She added that she called other neighbours in the house to help her get the victim to the hospital. She said when she returned, the victim crawled out of her room and told her Agyaku had poured acid on her.

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The suspect suddenly set his room on fire and sneaked out, another neighbour told Luv News’ Kwasi Debrah.

The victim was rushed to a hospital in the area but was transferred to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, where she later died.

The neighbours are yet to file an official complaint at the Nkawie Police Station.

16-year-old boy acid victim, Andy Dodoo
16-year-old boy acid victim, Andy Dodoo

There have been gruesome acid attacks on people recently in Ghana. The latest one is a 16-year-old boy sustained severe acid burns after a tenant poured a corrosive substance on him.

Many have called on Ghanaian parliament to enact a law to regulate the sale of the substance.

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