Man dies after his 18-year-old girlfriend set him on fire over marriage issue

Chidinma Ikechukwu Omah, a patent medicine dealer, has been murdered as he was set on fire by his 18-year-old girlfriend, Esther Alex, at Wadata, Makurdi, Benue State.   Esther reportedly him petrol and lit a match on him at around 2:am on Monday, January 11, 2021. Police Public Relations Officer for Benue Command, DSP Catherine Anene, verified the arrest of the suspect who is from Olachagbaha area of the State. It was reported that, the two lovers had been together for more than two years but problem began when the deceased started asking for Esther’s hands in marriage which Esther was not pleased with. The relationship became weakened, arising to  frequent arguments and later resulted to the extent of threatening to kill the deceased if he persist. It was reported that Esther vowed to deal with the deceased each time they had misunderstanding, up to threatening to paying assassins to kill him. Reports has it that, the lady once poisoned his food but he was fortunately, Omah declined to eat the food but gave it to a dog who ate it and died immediately. To make the matter worse, Omah was said to have travelled to his village in Enugu, last December, and completed traditional marriage ceremony of his recommended wife. This also worsened the already existing conflict. Kindly Share Related Video

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