Police operatives attached to the Borno state command have apprehended one Musa Faisal in connection with alleged acid attack on his 26-year old girlfriend, Fatima Usman. The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Mr Damian Chukwu, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday.
Fatima Usman, a final year student of Department of Nursing, University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) was attacked with corrosive fluid by suspected tricycle operators in Maiduguri on March 16.
The police boss also revealed that the suspect and the victim dated for over four years and Fatima Usman’s parents rejected the marriage proposal by Faisal.
She sustained serious injuries on the face and other parts of her body as a result of the attack.
Chukwu disclosed that the suspect, Musa Faisal, was arrested by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Kano.
He explained that the police had also arrested one Muhammad Babangida, who conspired with Faisal and attacked the girl.
The commissioner said preliminary investigation indicated that the suspects conspired and assaulted the girl, contrary to the notion that she was attacked by tricycle operators.
The police said that the suspects had admitted committing the offence, adding that they would soon be charged to court.