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Jealous lover gives boyfriend acid bath

Jealous lover gives boyfriend acid bath

By Sunmola Olowookere
Christopher has always been generous and sweet with the ladies. They flock to him like bees to a hive especially because of his good looks and his generosity. As some would say “good things are not for only one  person”.

Ladies in our neighbourhood fight over him.

This is a lesson for men who grow fidgety at the sight of any curvy figure that passes before them. Since then, men in  our neighbourhood are very careful with ladies. After all, a Yoruba adage loosely translated says “The death of a peer is a signal to others of the same age”.

Our man’s high libido has now landed him in trouble. A jealous lover who felt rather than lose him to another woman, she would rather waste him had poured acid on him. It would have been disastrous had he not averted his face at the last minute.

He had to be hospitalised so that the wound will not fester. It was a dreadful time for him as the pains were excruciating at times and he would feel like dying.

Residents trooped in to the hospital to see him. It was a huge shock and people congratulated him that it was not more than that.

His mother and his fiancée had wept until their eyes were sore. His father was scandalized as he wondered how his son would live with a scarred face. It was inevitable after an acid bath that the victim would be scarred.

On his hospital bed, he groaned deeply as the pains intensified. The painkillers that had been administered to him had probably worn off. Though, he wants the oblivion that the sedatives brings because at times the pain grows so hotly intense, yet he loathes the grogginess that would be the aftermath of his escape from his just desert.

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Yes, he had gotten what residents knew would be his due one day.

He touched his bandaged face again and he felt as if the flesh there were cooked meat. It was very tender and raw.

He looked at the lady looking at him pityingly from the position where she sat.

She ought to have been at work but because of his accident; she could not abandon him at the hospital. Though she was privy to all the goings-on, still she cast no aspersion on him. Layo, his fiancee is simply the epitome of maturity and humility.

For the umpteenth time, he wondered at his sanity for falling for the ploys of his ex-girlfriend, Sandra who had nearly killed him out of annoyance and an unhealthy desire of revenge.

It all began with Christopher’s inability to keep away from temptation. They had separated when their disagreements had become more intense and irreconcilable.

It was after their separation that he met Layo whom he had gently wooed and won over by his persistent attention.

Layo had become convinced of his attention and had given in to his love overtures only for Sandra to turn up like a bad penny.

The two lovebirds had become so close and people began to see them as a couple. People envied them, their camaraderie and affection. They began to see them as beyond the boyfriend and girlfriend level.

The gist of their love had gotten to Sandra’s ears and the green-eyed monster was roused. She began to torment the couple.

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Many times, she had embarrassed Layo at Christopher’s house. She had begun to show interest in Akindele again.

Layo no longer knew what to make of their relationship.

Though he usually assured her of his affection, Sandra’s bizarre persistence had begun to confuse her.

One day, she had wanted to call it quits after another embarrassment meted out to her by Sandra. They had met at the market and Sandra had began to call her names “Harlot, leave my husband alone, Christopher is mine, Husband snatcher.”

Layo, horrified by such a public attack had hurried away not even answering her.

On getting to her fiance’s house, she burst into tears and demanded hotly “Why don’t you call your hound off me? I am tired of these constant unwarranted attacks. I don’t want to see her again or else it would be over between us”

Frightened, he had pleaded with her for more time to finally get rid of his nemesis. Layo is the love of his life.

He understood fully that he was to be blamed for the friction between him and his ladylove.

After Sandra had resurfaced in his life again, he became haunted by the memory of the hot, intense love interlude that they had shared. However, they frequently disagreed.

But their fights then had always been settled by almost violent sex whereby both will be panting like animals as they attacked each other voraciously.

Ultimately, Sandra had dangled the carrot before his nose and he had succumbed to temptation. The violent tendencies that had been dormant in him had resurfaced and he had almost seem mad in his frenzy as he literally tore into Sandra.

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He realized the error of his indulgence when Sandra had become more aggressive with each day.

Angered beyond reason one day, he had been goaded into beating her up after one of her attacks on Layo which had grown physical by then.

Retaliating, Sandra had hidden by the side of the gate to his house on the second day. Camouflaged by the dark, she had thrown acid at his face. But for providence which had made him avert his head at the last moment, his two eyes would have been totally gone.

His agonized cry had attracted neighbours who apprehended the girl before she escaped. After spending some weeks in detention, he refused to pursue the case and had it withdrawn.

Though he was responding favourably to treatment, his face is probably scarred for life.

Jealous lover gives boyfriend acid bath

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