A husband has been apprehended after reportedly setting his UK-based wife and her brother on fire in Lagos just hours after she returned.
Chinyere Ogudoro, a mother of four who lives in Scotland with her children, returned to Nigeria alone on Thursday, March 31, and was met at the airport by her brother and driven home.
When her husband, Benjamin Nkemakolam Ogudoro of Ngor Okpalla LGA in Imo State, returned to their Lagos house, he allegedly set fire to his wife and her only son.
The family of the deceased said Benjamin and Chinyere initially separated after he fought her with a machete but they later reconciled.
Benjamin also had a quarrel with his wife over a house she bought. He tried to sell the house but was surprised to see that his name was not on the documents of his wife’s property. This angered him and he sent her death threats.
He followed through on his threats when she returned to Nigeria.
Benjamin fled after setting fire to Chinyere and her brother and sent a letter to his sister, claiming the house had caught fire and he had escaped.
Chinyere’s brother, however, claimed Benjamin was the one who lit them on fire before he died.
Chinyere’s and her only brother’s bodies have been taken to the mortuary.
Benjamin has been apprehended by the cops.
“It’s painful we have to bury the Ada and Opara of our family,” a family member of the deceased said.
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