A 23 year old lady,Blessing Ikhumhi, a student of Edo State School of Health Technology was bathed with acid by her ex-boyfriend Cyril Okosun after they parted ways Blessing in her narration said Cyril requested to see her after she ended their relationship and thinking he wanted to talk reconciliation, she agreed to see
him. When he arrived her place as agreed, Cyril went ahead to bathe her with acid.
She has gone blind on both eyes and currently receiving medication at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Benin.
Her narration as published by The Guardian. "He was my boyfriend and we had arguments in February. He beat me to the extent that I was not able to go to school for three days. I told him I was no longer interested in the relationship. He later tried to forcibly take my telephone, but I refused to give it to him. I told him he was not the one who bought it for me."
"On March 23, he called and asked me to meet him in front of our house. I refused initially, but he insisted, so I came out. He asked: "Do you mean you don't want me again?" I said: "No! I was no more interested in the relationship. And immediately, he poured the acid on my face.
Since that day, I have been on admission at the UBTH and the doctors say I might not see again except I am flown to India where my eyes could be restored."
"I never knew he would have the heart to pour acid on me. I made a mistake. I have learnt the biggest lesson of my life. My prayer now is that God should touch kind-hearted Nigerians to come to my aide so that I would be able to get treatment abroad, since my parents cannot afford it."
Doctors in the hospital believe she may never see again except she is flown to a specialist hospital in India, where her sight could be restored. Cyril has been arrested by the police."