15 June 2016
A 31-year-old businesswoman, Nneka Nwachukwu of Dape Village, Abuja, has told a Wuse Zone 2 High Court, Abuja, that she poured acid on one Peter Nwogu, because he raped her.
Led in evidence by Moneka Azubike, her counsel, Nneka told the court that Nwogu, came to her house and forced her to sleep with him.
The police first arraigned Nneka for culpable homicide on April 11, 2014.
She told the court that on December. 1, 2013, she went to her town meeting at Wuse and returned around 10 p.m.
“When I came back, I warmed my food which I came back with, then I went to see my landlord Ikechukwu Obi to pay my house rent.
“I came back and saw Peter Nwogu who was my church member in my room. He told me that he travelled but couldn’t reach home because it was late.
“I welcomed him as a church member, he then asked me if I have food, I gave him the food I warmed and I went to take my bath.’’
Nneka said when she returned from the bathroom, she saw Nwogu with only his boxers and he made love advances to her.
“I tried to stop him, but he did not stop, we argued and in the process he forced me to sleep with him. I was shouting but nobody heard me.
“I bite him, he bite me too, he was so strong that I had to pour him acid that was in my room and I ran out to my landlord’s room,’’ she said.
She added that she explained to her landlord what happened and he followed her to her room and saw Nwogu who asked for help.
She explained further: “Nwogu asked my landlord to give him water; my landlord took his clothes in my room and gave him and I went to church to tell my parish priest what happened.
“I did not know that the acid I poured on him will lead to his death.
“I kept the acid in my room because I have been a victim of rape and there have been complaints of breakings in my area.
“The following day, On Dec. 2, I went to Life Camp Police Station, Abuja, to report the matter but I was told that the matter had been reported as the deceased was already dead”.
Justice Mamman Kolo adjourned the matter till July 1 for continuation of defence.