Man Arrested For Setting Girlfriend Ablaze 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Yahoo boy for setting his girlfriend ablaze over lover dispute.

According to the spokesman of the Command DSP Bala Elkana, Operatives of Iba Police Station successfully arrested one Orji Ifeanyichukwu Victor ‘male’ 19 years old of G54 Army Post Service Housing Estate, Ojo, Lagos for setting one Alabi Tolani Mariam ‘female’ 24 years, ablaze”

Elkana further stated that the suspect confessed that he used petrol to set the victim ablaze and that the suspect who is 19 met the victim, a 24 year old girl on 28/2/2019 through a hookup and she moved into his house in March.

The Police spokesperson said “they have since then, inhabited as lovers” That her parents live apart”

“The suspect finished his Secondary School in 2016 at Gbagada Senior Grammar School and seeking for admission into tertiary institution”

“That he has been into internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo boys for the past three years”

“That the #600,000.00 he used in renting the apartment they live in, is a proceed of Internet fraud and that he brought the victim into his house with conditions that she will quit prostitution and stick to him alone. Trouble started on Thursday when she left home to fix her hair and did not return until the next day”

“That she equally left the house on Friday under the guise of visiting her Father but ended up seeing another man”

“That he got to know on Saturday when she returned through her phone that he scrolled. He saw her chats, video calls and pictures of herself naked that she send to the client she spent the night with”

“That he became angry and used the petrol he kept for his generator to set her ablaze”

Furthermore, the police public relations officer stated that a team of detectives visited the scene and that the victim was taken to General Hospital, Igando were she was admitted but died in the early hours of Sunday 8/12/2019.

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has directed the immediate transfer of the case to Criminal Investigation Department Yaba. The suspect will be charged to Court for murder.

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