The Deputy Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Osanebi has ordered immediate action on Miss Judith Akokomebe who was bathed with raw acid and in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital in Asaba, the state capital.
Rt. Hon. Osanebi who was heartbroken on hearing the story that led to the victim being bathed with acid, said Miss Akokomebe requires urgent medical attention, including further surgeries and asked the hospital management to prepare her to be flown abroad.
The Deputy Speaker, said he had decided to embark on hospital visitation in Asaba on Monday morning to see how he could be of help to some individuals and surprisingly met Miss Judith Akokomebe, who was bathed with raw acid, with one of the eyes almost blind and awaiting surgery.
Rt. Hon. Osanebi stated that on investigation it was gathered that the victim is from Ibrede in Ndokwa East and was bathed with raw acid by one Stella Agbo who said she saw Judith and her parents in her dream attacking her.
He disclosed that the suspect was alleged to have next morning, traced Judith to a church in the locality and emptied on her, a bucket full of raw acid and ran away.
The Deputy Speaker described the act as callous, pointing out that although the acid baths had already disfigured the victim, further medical action abroad will restore the damages.
Osanebi immediately asked for the medical records of the victim and subsequent treatment plans and without hesitation made finances available for preliminary attention and care until they conclude the process of taking her abroad.
“We will continue to do our best to save lives and restore hope on our people, irrespective of tribe, colour or affiliation. God helping us, we will put in our best to ensure that Judith returns strong with her esthetics in good form”. Osanebi reassured.
Another pathetic situation that drew the attention of the Deputy Speaker was a woman, Peace Ibe from Abia State, who was abandoned in the hospital for over a year for not able to settle her hospital bills after treatment.
Osanebi cleared the bills and that of eight other patients in similar situations amounting to almost half a million Naira.