Did she know the attacker?
Did she injure herself after the attack?
Did she know the attack was going to take place?
Is there anything to link her to the attackers, or those who know the attackers.
What caused her to use such passivity. "The gun went off..." is an example. Guns have to have their triggers pulled. Why the need to use passivity in language?
**Is English not her first language? Even if so, we must deal with the following:
Police claim that prior to the attack, she had searches on her computer about the previous acid attack. What are the odds of her researching an acid attack on her computer only to be attacked with acid?
Here is her statement made on TV: "No words were spoken. There was no dialogue. I looked back and remember the person just staring at me. The eyes were cold. It was a cold stare."
She went to great lengths not to identify the attacker, including the gender of the attacker. The wording appears to take effort in order to not identify the attacker.
What do we see in her statement?
1. "No words were spoken" is passive.
Passivity is often used to conceal identity or responsibility.
2. Passivity: "There was no dialogue."
This is also passive, and it has a language change from no "words" to "no dialogue."
3. Change in wording.
Words have the tendency to remain the same unless there is a change in reality. When there is no change in reality, we must ask if the change of words is an indication that the subject is not speaking from experiential memory.
4. "I looked back and remember..."
Within an open statement, one can only tell us what they remember.
5. "the person"
The "person" is gender neutral. Why not the "woman" since her gender has been identified?
6. "The eyes were cold" and "It was a cold stare" has the repetition of "cold", making it sensitive, but "it was a cold stare" is passive as well. This appears to be an emotional recall, placed at the time of the alleged assault. If "cold eyes" is to gauge an emotion, it would make the emotion appear to be artificially placed here in the alleged assault.
7. She went from the "eyes" being cold to the "stare", which appears to be a change in language without anything appearing to change, in context (reality).
UPDATE: Police have arrested two people, male and female, and not one.
this story is not complete:
Police arrest woman, 21, and man, 20, over acid attack on Victoria's Secret worker 'hurt' by claims she disfigured HERSELF
- A woman, 21, and man, 28, have been arrested after attack on Naomi Oni
- She suffered horrific burns to her face, arm, leg and head in the attack
- The 20-year-old claimed she was attacked by a woman in an Islamic niqab
- She was in hospital for almost a month following the incident in December
- She is understood to have searched for material on burns victim Katie Piper
- 'Saying that I’d done it made me so angry and really hurts,' she said today
- Her boyfriend Ato Owede has dismissed the police's suspicions as 'crazy'
Police have arrested two people after a Victoria's Secret worker was left with horrific burns when acid was thrown in her face
A 21-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to Naomi Oni, 20, who was attacked in Dagenham, Essex, on December 30.
Naomi spent a month in a burns unit and has been left partially blinded from what she claimed was an unprovoked assault by a woman wearing an Islamic niqab.
The part-time model said she feared an unknown enemy was 'out to kill her' and wanted to die when she first saw the way her face had been disfigured.
To add insult to injury, reports over the weekend claimed police were looking into the possibility that she may even have deliberately disfigured herself.
Speaking today she said she was 'hurt and angry' that she was being accused of attacking herself.
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Emotional: Naomi Oni, 20, pictured with This Morning host Phillip Schofield earlier this month. A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of GBH
Shocking: Naomi Oni was returning from a shift at Victoria's Secret in Stratford, when the attack happened
'I’ve only just come out of hospital after having surgery on my eye. To see this story saying that I’d done it made me so angry and really hurts,' she told the Evening Standard.
'There’s no way I would have done this to myself. I want the person who did this to be caught.'
The man and woman arrested over the weekend have been released on bail.
Scotland Yard today said they had tracked down some witnesses to the attack, but there were others in the area that night that could also help.
'Police would like to speak with a potential witness who got on the Route 368 Bus at Barking railway station and got off at Lodge Avenue at around 0045hrs on December 30,' a statement added.
'He is described as a black man, around 20 to 30 years, 5'5" in height and of medium build, wearing a black jacket and a black hooded top with blue jeans.'
Police said yesterday they were also investigating whether the attack may have been self-inflicted after they seized her computer and found she had searched websites about acid attacks before she suffered her injuries.
She is believed to have researched Katie Piper, a model who became famous for her bravery after she had sulphuric acid thrown in her face by an ex-boyfriend in 2008.
Miss Oni said she is 'really upset' about the allegation. Her family have accused the police of not doing enough to catch the true perpetrator and wasting time by instead focusing on a 'crazy' line of enquiry.
Miss Oni was severely scarred on December 30 following a shift working at lingerie store Victoria's Secret at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, East London.
Campaigner: Miss Oni is understood to have researched high profile acid attack victim Katie Piper before she was attacked herself
She said she was getting off a bus close to her home in Dagenham, Essex, at around 12.40am when she noticed a woman in traditional Muslim clothing, which covered all but her eyes, 'coldly' staring at her from behind.
She then felt something being thrown at her, she added. 'Before I could feel it burning, I just knew it was acid. I thought, OK, someone is out to kill me.'
Miss Oni suffered horrific burns to her face, leg, arm and head. She lost her hair and eyelashes in the incident and has undergone several operations since.
Doctors had initially feared that she would be permanently blinded but following intensive treatment at a specialist burns unit, she recovered sight in her left eye and partial sight in her right eye.
Miss Oni's story was first reported earlier this month after she went public in a bid to help police find her attacker.
She made an emotional appearance on ITV's This Morning, for a reported fee of £3,000.
'I don't want people to see me in public. I don't want to get the Tube or the bus. If I have to go to the hospital, I take a taxi,' she said. 'I have no clue why someone would do this to me.'
Her case attracted much sympathy and top American cosmetic surgeon Cap Lesesne offered to operate on her for free.
The incident has caused considerable concern near her home and she and her mother have moved out temporarily for fear of further attacks.
Far right groups, such as the English Defence League, have used the attack to criticise Muslims.
By the time she appeared on television, police had reportedly sought to retrieve Miss Oni's laptop computer, which was handed over by her disabled mother, Marian Yalekhue.
It is believed she had searched websites relating to acid attacks and the story of Miss Piper, 29, who campaigns for victims of facial disfigurement. The pair were due to meet after Miss Oni's public appeal.
Horrific injuries: Naomi Oni suffered burns to her face, head, arm and leg in an apparent attack in December
Officers have since questioned relatives about whether Miss Oni could have harmed herself.
Miss Oni said: 'The police haven't been able to find anyone. They even asked my aunt if I had done it to myself, which really upset me. Why would anyone do this to themselves?'
Friend Sheila Maclean said it was 'innocuous' that Miss Oni may have watched a Channel 4 documentary about Miss Piper on her computer, adding that this would simply have been due to an interest in make-up.
Miss Oni's boyfriend Ato Owede, 23, said the police are 'concentrating on the wrong things' and 'are just coming to a silly conclusion'.
Police have yet to establish what kind of chemical was used in the attack.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan police said officers 'continue to follow a number of lines of enquiry'
Officers are asking anyone else who may have seen the victim in Lodge Avenue or seen anything suspicious around the time of the attack to call Barking & Dagenham CID on 020 3276 1056. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.