It was tragedy that ended the year in Yala local government area of Cross River State as one Ogar Ogbudu allegedly poured a liquid substance suspected to be acid on more than 27 people for bullying his son (name withheld).
The incident happened on Monday evening at Ugaga community in Yala local council where some group of teenagers was having fun. An eyewitness, Omgbidu Saviour, revealed that a fight broke out between some teenagers and Ogbudu’s son who later came with acid to spray on the other kids, leaving them severely injured.
He said: “Some teenagers attended a picnic and while at the party, they had a misunderstanding and one of the boys went home and equipped himself with weapons and charm. On his way back, some persons accosted the suspect and discovered those items he had on him.
“After they interrogated him, they decided to send somebody to his dad to report what they found on him, but the father (Ogar Ogbudu) went inside and brought out a container with acid and sprayed on everybody who gathered to resolve the situation.
“They were more than 27 affected who were immediately rushed to the General Hospital in Igoli, Ogoja. The perpetrator has been captured by the youths in the community and he will be questioned before the elders though he has already been beaten with machetes too,” Omgbidu narrated.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Irene Ugbo, said she was not aware of the incident. (The Guardian)