The Enugu State Police Command on Sunday declared one Ikenna Ozioko of Umuezebi, Nsukka, wanted for allegedly pouring acid on his neighbour.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ebere Amarizu, in Enugu.
According to the statement, the victim, Victor Onah, and the suspect reside in the same compound and are neighbours.
“On October 21st in Umuezebi, Nsukka, Ozioko allegedly poured a corrosive liquid substance believed to be acid on Onah over unresolved issues between both of them.
“After allegedly bathing the victim with the said substance, the suspect fled from the compound, leaving the victim unconscious.’’
“Onah was later rushed to St. Anthony Hospital, Obeachara, Nsukka, where he is still receiving treatment and is recuperating.’’
The police said full investigations had commenced with a view to establishing the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime and to ensure that the suspect was arrested and brought to book.