- Moshood Yusuf, a 13-year-old boy, poured acid on his friend on her birthday thinking it was Izaal
- Victoria Emmanuel, the 14-year-old celebrant, was rushed to the hospital
- The birthday celebration ended gloomily after the celebrant’s skin got burnt
A 14-year-old girl identified as Victoria Emmanuel had an awful birthday celebration after her friend poured her acid thinking it was Izaal. The incident which happened on Wednesday, March 29, at Mafoluku Oshodi area of Lagos left the family of the girl confused as they battled to save her life.
Prior to the incident, the friends of the birthday girl were pouring water on her body before Yusuf entered a woman’s shop, brought out a bottle and emptied the content on the celebrant.
NAIJ.com gathered that Yusuf thought it was Izaal, a liquid water disinfectant that was in the bottle when he poured it on Emmanuel. The girl was taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital for treatment.
It was also discovered that the family of Yusuf had been preaching peace to the family of the victim. The teenage girl revealed that she warned Yusuf about pouring the content on her since they did not know what it was really.
Mrs Ganiyat Yusuf said the incident was a mistake and that her son would never hurt anyone intentionally.
“It was just a mistake. In fact, Moshood also got burnt by the acid on his chest and leg.
He didn’t know the content of the bottle and since they were jubilating, he poured it on her without knowing. It’s a regrettable mistake. But what we want is for peace to reign. We don’t want a situation where both families would start fighting over it or the two children becoming enemies,” she stated.
The NAIJ.com video below shows what the family of the petty trader killed by stray bullets want: