Ibrahim Muhammadu was detained by the Adamawa police command for reportedly planning with another man to set a newlywed woman and her spouse on fire after she dumped him.
Just two weeks after their wedding, on September 6, the suspect from Gadawaliwol in Jabbi Lamba, Girei Local Government Area, allegedly hired someone to light the couple on fire.
The woman passed away on Saturday, September 10, from serious burns, and the man is still in the hospital getting treatment.
It was reported that the deceased fell in love with Ibrahim Muhammadu, a married man with four children, and that he spent about N150, 000 on her after she agreed to marry him.
The deceased after allegedly collecting the money, declined the proposal and got married to another suitor: the man currently battling with his life at the hospital.
Angered by this, Muhammadu gave one Ibrahim Savanna N5,000 and four measures of rice to get the couple killed.
After collecting the money and the rice, Ibrahim Savanna, armed with petrol and matches, went to the room of the couple in the night and set it on fire after locking it up.
The Nation reported that the arsonist ran off and had not been found. Muhammadu has been arrested and is currently being detained by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, SP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed this, saying the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command is investigating the matter after which the suspect would be charged to court.
He assured that the suspect would be duly investigated and prosecuted, advising the general public to desist from taking the law into their own hands.