Police have arrested a 19-year-old man, Orji Ifeanyichukwu in Lagos, for allegedly setting his 24-year-old girlfriend, Alabi Tolani ablaze because she had another lover.
The incident took place at g54, army post service housing estate, Ojo, Lagos where they both lived in Ifeanyichukwu’s n600, 000 per annum apartment.
Spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday, says Ifeanyichukwu met the victim last February 28, through a hookup and she moved into his house in march.
Elkana says trouble started last Thursday when the victim left home to fix her hair and did not return until the next day, and later on Friday under the guise of visiting her father but ended up seeing another man.
Ifeanyichukwu, according to Elkana, got to know on Saturday when she returned by scrolling through her phone and saw her chats, video calls and pictures of herself naked which she sent to her client.
He said that the suspect (Ifeanyichukwu) became angry and used the petrol he kept for his generator to set her ablaze.