A 30 year old man of Solwezi, Zambia is nursing serious wounds in Hospital after being burnt by his girlfriend.

The country’s Northwestern Province Commissioner of Police, Hudson Namachila has confirmed the incident to ZANIS that happened on Monday around 09:30 hours.

Mr Namachila identified the victim as Jeremiah Mbawa of Floriana housing unit.

He said Mbawa sustained serious burns from the head to the legs after his girlfriend Mirriam Chileshe of Ndola poured suspected petrol on him and later lit a match stick which she threw inside the house where the victim was.

He added that all household goods were burnt to ashes but could not ascertain the value of the property.

Mr Namachila said the suspect who was on the run has been apprehended as she was trying to board a bus to the Copperbelt.

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