Thursday, 9 January 2014

Mary Konye Claims Naomi Oni poured acid on herself to achieve fame & fortune

   The case of Naomi Oni who was left disfigured during an acid attack by her friend Mary Konye is taking a different turn.The defense is claiming she did it deliberately because she needed plastic surgery.They claim she was obsessed with with plastic surgery or the story of fellow acid attack victim Katy Piper who was disfigured by an ex and went on to become famous.
They searched her laptop history and saw all sites she had browsed before the attack and most of it had to do with plastic surgery .Mary Konye accused of the attack claims Naomi begged her to pour the acid.....

Wow is that believable?
Here is how Mary Konye's lawyer argued below as published by Daily mail

Miss Oni vehemently denied the claims made by Konye's QC, on the third day of a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The prosecution claim Konye donned a full niqab before following Oni as she made her way home from Westfield Stratford City in east London where she worked.The victim was left disfigured for life after Konye allegedly doused her with sulphuric acid near her home in Dagenham, Essex.

But the defence it was part of an elaborate plan to become rich and famous.

Today Miss Oni insisted she was not 'obsessed' with plastic surgery or the story of fellow acid attack victim Katy Piper, despite an internet search history on her laptop suggesting otherwise.In crossexamination Sally O'Neill asked her to explain to jurors the story of Ms Piper before asking whether she had become obsessed by the disfigured model.

Miss Oni said:

 'I wouldn't say obsessed but it deeply moved me. I read about other attacks but it was not an obsession.'
Ms O'Neill said it was the defence case that she hatched a plan with Konye to pour acid over herself to improve her future prospects.

She said:

'You said if something similar to that of Katy Piper happened to you then that wouldn't be the end of the world because Katy Piper probably had a career boost.'
Miss Oni simply replied:

The defence barrister asked her why she had visited a series of plastic surgery websites.
Miss Oni answered:

'I do not think I was very pretty at all.I went on the sites for no reason in particular - I had body issues and I was interested in plastic surgery for my body but there was no particular reason.I remember searching for my eyelids because I had double eyelids which I didn't like so I planned one day to see if I could do something about it.
 But Ms O'Neill said:

'You formalised a plan in which you 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.
You were of the view that Katy Piper still looked lovely 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.Your play was, I suggest, that you would make an allegation 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 the acid.She absolutely refused to do that and you said that you were actually going to throw the acid yourself towards your neck area.'
Miss Oni replied:

'That is very untrue.
Miss Oni admitted deleting her internet search history on her mobile phone a day before police were due to come and collect it.

She said she felt 'violated' and didn't want the police going through her personal data so she decided to delete the history on her iPhoneMs O'Neill suggested going to the media was the way Miss Oni had decided to launch herself into the celebrity sphere.

She said: 'It is right that your family decided to take matters into their own hands and go to the media?'
Ms Oni replied:

 'We went to the press because I was homeless at the time/
Ms O'Neill then said:

 'You thought celebrity would come of it, didn't you? Were you offered the services of acelebrity plastic surgeon from America?'

Ms Oni replied:

 'So I was told. I do not think being disfigured and being famous is something I aim for in life at all.'
Ms Oni also admitted being paid £2,000 by The Sun newspaper for an interview as well as appearing on ITVs This Morning programme and being paid a sum of £1,000.
She also appeared on a German television programme and paid around £1200 as well as being approached by the BBC for her story.
Mary Konye, 21, admits disguising herself in a niqab and stalking Naomi Oni, also 21, on her way home from work, but denies she doused her in sulphuric acid.         

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