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Wife Bathes Husband With Acid To Death... she's on the run

Residents of Akwakuma Autonomous Community in the Owerri North Council Area of Imo State are in grief after the murder of a stonemason, Raymond Ihugba, by his own wife.

The 50-year-old father of four children was reportedly killed by his wife, Augustina, after a protracted misunderstanding between them. What happened?

It was gathered that the remains of the victim had been deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, while the wife was on the run.

The mother of the deceased, Mrs. Eunice Ihugba, told Punch that trouble started between Raymond and Augustina because she was always making high financial demand despite his lean resources.

Madam Eunice said Raymond pleaded with his wife to bear with him, but his pleas fell on deaf ears.

She said, “My efforts and those of Augustina’s relations to arrest the ugly situation proved abortive.”

Eunice explained that the matter came to a head when Augustina, who was reportedly armed with acid, attacked her husband on his site in Ubomiri.

Augustina poured the acid on him, set him ablaze and ran into hiding. Raymond was rushed to the Emergency Ward of the FMC, Owerri, from where he was transferred to the ward 10 of the hospital where he eventually gave up the ghost,” she said.

The teary mother said the wife usually stole her husband’s money due to her ostentatious life style.