There had been a series of fight between the lovers since they met about a year ago over allegations of unfaithfulness.

Another disagreement reportedly ensured between them around 10pm last Sunday after Toyin Busari returned from her hometown in Eruwa, Oyo State, where she had gone to check on her ailing mother.

Her lover, Lukman Madoti, was said to have beaten her up and seized her phone, but some residents later settled the quarrel.

It was gathered that Madoti broke into her room around 5.30am the following day and poured acid on her while she was asleep at their residence in Akala, Mushin, Lagos State.

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Toyin, is currently battling with burns and on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Annex, Gbagada.

The 27-year-old Madoti, who is said to be the chairman of okada riders in the area, was arrested by the police from the Alakara division.

The Lagos State Police Public Relaions Officer, SP Chike Oti, said, “The victim is recuperating at the hospital. The suspect is also in a hospital. He was attacked by a mob after the incident.”