In a rather sad tale, the 25-year-old Chika Egbo, the lady who was bathed with acid by her fiancé, David Sulaimon, in Ikotun, Lagos, for unknown reasons, has died at the Burns Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, wee hours of Thursday.
Her death is coming six weeks after the November 5 attack that left her without the use of her nose, eyes and mouth – she was fed through a pipe, connected to her neck.
Chika’s father, Matthew, who was at pains at the loss of his daughter, stood at the front of the mortuary, looking forlorn as he relived her last moments amid sobs: “Her body has been transferred to the mortuary. She died around 1am today (Thursday).
“I looked at her about four days ago and realised her eyes had changed. The doctors later told me the eyes were condemned. She really suffered these past three days. I prayed to God that if it was His wish, God should take her life so that her suffering would cease. She suffered so much.
“The police have come to get the necessary details. The investigating police officer said he had to go to the court in order to prepare documents that will authorise an autopsy.”
While urging the police authorities to hasten up the process to enable him to take the body of his daughter for burial after the autopsy, Matthew revealed that his wife had not been informed about their daughter’s death. He said she would probably be informed today.