Woman Survives acid attack from her Ex-Husband.

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA

The Territorial Police in Matugga, have arrested a 27-year-old-man for the alleged attempt murder and acid attack, on his ex-wife Babirye Sumaya, a 28-year-old mobile money agent.

According to the Uganda Police spokesperson Fred Enanga the suspect is Mubiru Hassan, a resident of Kizito zone in Luwero district.

Enanga says that facts gathered indicate that the victim left her work place at Matugga town on the 15.11.2022 at around 8pm and upon reaching her gate, she noticed that she was being followed by boda boda rider, who was carrying her ex-husband.

Enanga adds, when they reached her, her ex-husband grabbed her and attempted to pour suspected acid, which was in a plastic bottle on her face.

Enanga told the press that Sumaya made an alarm which attracted a neighbour identified as Mayambala Christopher, aged 35, who came to her rescue.

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“During the scuffle, all three persons, the suspect, the responder and the victim suffered serious injuries”. Enanga says.

He added that the suspect is being admitted and guarded at Mulago Regional Referral Hospital and a serious manhunt for the boda-boda rider who facilitated the attack is on going.

He confided to Journalists that more arrangements are in place to have the suspect charged to court with Attempted Murder, after being discharged from hospital.

“We also want to use this opportunity to advise former partners, that even after separation or divorce, one can still have a healthy relationship with a former spouse, or ex-lover, without perpetrating destructive plans or ill-intentions against them. Jealousy in a relationship, past or present can be healed”. Enanga Said.

 

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