Nigeria – Chidinma Ikechukwu Omah, a patent medicine dealer, has lost his life, after he was set ablaze by his 18-year-old girlfriend, Esther Alex, at Wadata, Makurdi, Benue State.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Monday, January 11, 2021, at about 2:00am, when his girlfriend allegedly doused him in petrol before lighting a matchstick.
Investigations revealed that the two love birds had been together for over two years but trouble started when the deceased started foot dragging on marrying Esther which did not go down well with her.
From that time, the relationship became strained, resulting in frequent fisticuffs and later escalated to the level the suspect allegedly threatened to kill him if he reneged.
Esther who is from Olachagbaha area of the State, was said to have vowed to deal with the deceased each time they had misunderstanding, up to threatening to hiring assassins to kill him.
According to reports, the lady once poisoned his food but as luck would have it, Omah refused to eat the food but gave it to a dog who ate itÂ and later died.
To worsen the matter, Omah was said to have gone to his village in Enugu, last December, and performed traditional marriage ceremony of his proposed wife. This further aggravated the already existing tension.
Police Public Relations Officer for Benue Command, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed that Esther has been arrested.
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