It is a bit confusing now. Ms Oni’s friend, Mary Konye has
admitted that she poured acid on her, but said Oni asked her to, so she could
get famous like Katy Piper. She has also been receiving money to be on Tv programmes.
The court questioned her on why she turned to the media shortly after her
attack and why her aunt has been talking to the media too. Oni simply replied
and said, it was because she was homeless. Below is how dailymail is reporting it.
to deny throwing acid in her own face to gain fame and fortune.
asking friend Mary Konye, also 21, to ‘play the stalker’ and throw the
corrosive liquid over her.
the third day of a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
following Oni as she made her way home from Westfield Stratford City in east
London where she worked.
allegedly doused her with sulphuric acid near her home in Dagenham, Ess*x.
rich and famous.
surgery or the story of fellow acid attack victim Katy Piper, despite an internet
search history on her laptop suggesting otherwise.
jurors the story of Ms Piper before asking whether she had become obsessed by
the disfigured model.
me. I read about other attacks but it was not an obsession.’
plan with Konye to pour acid over herself to improve her future prospects.
Piper happened to you then that wouldn’t be the end of the world because Katy
Piper probably had a career boost.’
of plastic surgery websites.
body issues and I was interested in plastic surgery for my body but there was
no particular reason.
eyelids which I didn’t like so I planned one day to see if I could do something
would become the victim of a random acid attack in the hope that you would
receive the same type of fame and fortune as Katy Piper had.
after the attack but that you would need something else to support the attack
because the police wouldn’t believe you and that was where you brought Mary
Konye into it.
that you had been followed and attacked and you wanted Mary Konye to be part of
that – you wanted her to follow you and also, initially, wanted her to throw
were actually going to throw the acid yourself towards your neck area.’
her mobile phone a day before police were due to come and collect it.
going through her personal data so she decided to delete the history on her
catapult herself into the ‘celebrity’ world.
aunt approached the London Evening Standard with an email about her niece’s
had decided to launch herself into the celebrity sphere.
matters into their own hands and go to the media?’
at the time.
it, didn’t you? Were you offered the services of a celebrity plastic surgeon
disfigured and being famous is something I aim for in life at all.’
for an interview as well as appearing on ITVs This Morning programme and being
paid a sum of £1,000.
around £1200 as well as being approached by the BBC for her story.
stalking Naomi Oni, also 21, on her way home from work, but denies she doused
her in sulphuric acid.
bad person? Why has this happened to me? I work hard … No one’s going to
marry me now.’
attacker what had happened, her friend texted back: ‘OMG. Can’t believe it.’
support, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.
first time I saw my face after surgery
and I broke down and I had spoken to Mary that night and I was crying on the phone to her and she
was on the phone to me telling me, “don’t worry, you’ll be OK”.’