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Police interrogate man who attacks wife with acid water

By Thomas Domah, Nimba County

The women and children division of the Liberia National Police in Karnplay, Nimba County has detained a 40-year-old man, who recently beat his wife and later wasted acid water on her private parts, for allegedly denying him sex.

The incident occurred in Behplay Town, electoral district#4, Nimba when Suspect Cooper Siaway accused his wife of denying him sex.

Suspect Siaway is a father of five children, four of whom he had with the victim, who is a Guinean national.

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Residents of Behplay Town narrate that the suspect kept the acid water in their room up to night hours, when he requested for sex from his wife, but the woman allegedly denied, something that led him to wasting the acid water on the woman’s private parts.

The 32-year-old victim is currently receiving medication at the Karnplay Health Center, while Suspect Siaway faces Police interrogation.

Several women groups in Nimba have expressed disappointment over the act and called on government to investigate and bring Suspect Cooper Siaway to book.

Violence against women in rural Liberia increased last year into 2023, thereby affecting more women across the country. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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