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Man burns his wife and himself with acid because she stole cash from his safe

By Mason White 2:58 PM November 23, 2014
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By: Wayne Morin
A man became extremely distraught after he saw his wife taking money from his safe, police in Nigeria said.

The man took a bucket of acid and poured it on his wife and then on himself.

Now, doctors at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, are struggling to save the lives of the middle-aged couple who are suffering from acid burns.

According to the police investigation, the trouble began on Thursday morning, when the man accused his wife of stealing money from his safe.

Despite warning his wife, she refused to return the cash. Shortly thereafter, the man left the house and returned with a container of acid.

The man pulled his wife into a room, where he poured the acid on her head and face. He then poured the remaining acid on himself.

Police said that they will charge the man with assault if he recovers from his injuries.