Jilted Lady Sets Lover Ablaze
A jilted Lady simply identified as Ashi, has been arrested by the police after she allegedly set her lover, Jude Atoza, on fire for dumping her after living with her for over three years.
The incident happened in Gboko town in Benue State on Monday, December 7, 2020. Atoza had reportedly told Ashi he wanted to quit the relationship.
Atoza survived but he suffered severe burns to nearly all his body and was taken to a private clinic in his area by neighbours after the incident.A man named Freeman Shimatu, identified as a kinsman of Atoza, as they are both from Ushongo Local Government Area, said Atoza had had difficulty speaking since the incident.
He added that though the suspect fled to her village in the neighbouring Buruku Local Government Area of the state after setting Atoza on fire, she had been arrested by the police.
According to him, Ashi had been living with Atoza for the three years as a live-in lover before the incident occurred. He added that Atoza had earlier told him on the day he was burnt by Ashi that he had a disagreement with his lover and asked her to move out of his house.
“I know that the lady had been living with my ‘brother’ for almost three years and they had promised to marry each other,” Freeman said.
“Since I don’t live with them, I don’t know what happened but Jude (Atoza) told me before the incident on that fateful day that they had a quarrel and he asked her to leave his house, which she did.
“But the lady later came back around 1:30am with three men. She poured a substance suspected to be petrol into his room and lit a match, which caught fire.
The Benue State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Catherine Anene confirmed the incident and said that Ashi had been arrested was undergoing interrogation at the Police custody over the act.