A younger man recognized as Chidinma Ikechukwu Omah, has died after he was set ablaze by his 18-year-old girlfriend in Wadata suburb of Makurdi, Benue State.
Omah, a patent medication supplier, died about 10:00pm on Monday night time, January 11, from the excessive diploma burns suffered after his girlfriend, Esther Alex, allegedly poured petrol on him and set him ablaze.
It was gathered that the suspect carried out the dastardly act at 2:00am on Monday when the deceased was quick asleep in his one-room condo.
“The loud scream from the sufferer attracted the eye of neighbours who rushed to assist him however he had already suffered a lot burns. The neighbours instantly rushed him to the close by Makurdi Federal Medical Centre, FMC, the place he was admitted for therapy.” an eyewitness mentioned.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the demise of the sufferer in Makurdi on Tuesday, January 12 mentioned that the suspect has been arrested.
“We don’t know but why she did that. We’re but to query her however I can affirm that she has been arrested and simply dropped at our custody.” she added.
In the meantime, the physique of the sufferer was evacuated from the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi for burial by his household.