- Memuna Malik is a Ghanaian acid attack survivor
- Then 27-year-old Memuna Malik was attacked by a fellow Ghanaian with acid at a house in Saudi Arabia, where she was based as a casual worker
- YEN.com.gh highlights the soul-wrenching ordeal of the brave acid survivor
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After being drenched in acid following an attack from a fellow female Ghanaian whilst at a salon where she went to braid her hair, Memuna Malik is now battling suicidal thoughts.
Memuna’s attacker, Rabi, allegedly intended to throw the acid on the hairdresser but mistakenly threw the dreaded substance on her.
At the time in December 2018, then 27-year-old Memuna Malik went to a salon to braid her hair at a house in Saudi Arabia, where she was based as a casual worker.
Midway into the braiding, her attacker, Salomey, stormed the house with acid intended for the hairdresser, Rabi.
Narrating her heart-wrenching ordeal, Memuna disclosed that Rabi was braiding her hair when she stopped to go and eat.
According to her, as Rabi was eating, they heard a knock on her door and she asked me to help her open it.
‘‘As soon as I opened the door all I saw was someone pushed me and poured a substance on me. That was my end” she recounted.
In an interview with Crime Check Foundation, Memuna said she had to return home as she was no longer wanted by her employers.
Memuna said she returned to Ghana without money to fend for herself and has been struggling since she arrived in the country.
‘‘I am without even a pesewa to go to the hospital because I still feel pains and sick always,’’ she said
Visibly distraught Memuna has been contemplating suicide following the unfortunate acid attack on her.
Addressing her plight in the interview since her return, Memuna said when some children saw her they started running away because they thought they had seen a ghost.
Her mother, Hajia Safia, who could not hold her tears said it was difficult when she first saw pictures of her daughter after the incident.
''It wasn’t easy for me at all because she is all I’ve got in life.''
Memuna recently received a GHC4,000 cash amount from Crime Check after donors contributed for her to seek immediate medical care.
''With no money to go to hospital, she has completely given up on life and prefers to die. Her saddest day was when some kids saw her and started running away because they thought they had seen a ghost. Some donors of CCF have given Memuna four thousand cedis to immediately seek medical care. We hope others will also come to the aid of our suffering sister after reading this piece. May God bless all those who supported,'' parts of a statement on Crime Check TV’s Facebook page said.
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