A 20-year-old man has been deformed and left bedridden after he was bathed with acid for no apparent reason.
Richard Agbati, who hails from Kwahu Kotoso in the Eastern Region, is fighting for his life after one Charles allegedly contracted some persons to perform the heinous deed.
According to Lartey Agbati, brother of the victim, he got a tip-off about the intended acid attack but Richard ignored his warning because he believed he had done nothing wrong.
“One Michael came to tell a man living in the town that a man called Charles has paid them to pour acid on my brother but when I warned him, he brushed me aside saying he has not done anything wrong to warrant such attack” Lartey revealed.
Lartey Agbati said a few days after the warning, he was informed his brother has been sprayed with acid, had lost one eye and was gradually losing his sense of hearing.
He added that, his brother’s entire face, hands and legs have been deformed and he could lose his life because the family can’t afford the high medical bills.
She said Richard Agbati was on admission at the Abetifi government hospital but has been transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti region.
However, Madam Veronica Agbati said her son is currently at home since she has no money to transport him to the KATH for the needed surgery to save his life.
Meanwhile, the Mpraeso Police has begun investigations into the acid attack.
The Police Commander, DSP Owiredu who confirmed the story to Adom News said they have arrested one person to help in investigations.