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Man Sets Wife On Fire Over Money From Land Sale

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The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a man, Ojo Daniyan of Irese Road, Akure for alleged murder.

Daniyan allegedly set his wife, Dorcas on fire on September 14, 2019, at about 11 pm while asleep.

Man Sets Wife On Fire Over Money From Land Sale
The Nigerian police Force

It was gathered that before the horrific incident, the couple argued over the proceeds of the land the woman sold.

A source disclosed that Daniyan took a jerrican filled with petrol to his home, but no one knew what he was going to use it for.

The source added that when the fire started few hours later, the husband was in the room with the deceased.

“When the fire started, it was one of the neighbours that perceived the smoke coming out of the room. We rescued the woman and rushed her to the Federal Medical Center, Owo, where she gave up the ghost,” the source said.

The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect was in custody

He said, “We have arrested the husband of the deceased and he is undergoing interrogation. He is still denying his involvement in the crime but circumstantial evidence is showing that he knows one or two things about the incident. We have commenced an investigation into the incident.”

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