Ms. Lukiayatu Lamie, 25, whose boyfriend poured acid water on her face and chest when she decided to end their relationship, is appealing for assistance to go abroad for further treatment.
The attack on Lukiayatu occurred last March 8 a day after she informed Armah G. Varney, 30, that their four-year relationship was over.
In the victim’s sorrowful account, the attack happened in Beh Town on the Bomi-Monrovia highway shortly after she informed Varney of her decision to terminate her relationship with him. The two have a daughter although
Liakayatu has a son from a previous relationship.
“I left Varney because I found out that he was a rogue, and for that reason he got irritated and a day later under the cover of darkness he walked into the house where I was sitting and splashed acid on me,” Lukiayatu said in tears.”
The assault left her at the point of death and now while slowly recovering she may have permanent injury and disfigurement unless she receives specialized care for the acid wounds which after three months have left severe wounds and scars to her face, chest, breasts, shoulders and back.
Although she has been treated by doctors at the government hospital in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, her condition continues to deteriorate, to the extent that her uncle, Mr. Boimah G. Cooper, is seeking for help to take her abroad for advanced medical attention to save her life.
Mr. Cooper accompanied his niece, Lukiayatu, to the McDonald Street offices of the Daily Observer on Friday morning to reveal his niece’s dreadful plight and to launch an urgent appeal to humanitarian organizations, government institutions and any well-meaning persons able to help save Liakayatu’s life.
Mr. Cooper commended the management of the Mawah Clinic in Monrovia for the help rendered so far, but expressed the urgent need for his niece to seek further treatment abroad.
Meanwhile the Judge of the Circuit Court in Tubmanburg, William Sando, has disposed of the case against defendant Varney, sentencing him to five years imprisonment for the crime of “aggravated assault” leading to serious bodily harm.
The distressed uncle Boimah Cooper and his critically injured niece are appealing to anyone willing to help young Liakayatu to receive the medical attention she desperately needs to kindly to contact them by the following cell numbers: 0886/ 544-882/524-691 or 0777/ 544-882/524-691, or through the Daily Observer newspaper at 0886 472-772 or 0777 472-772.