Chidinma Ikechukwu Omah, a patent medicine dealer who was set ablaze by his 18-year-old girlfriend in Wadata suburb of Makurdi in Benue State, has died.
According to reports, Omah couldn’t wake up to see the next day on January 11 after sustaining severe burns. It was gathered that Esther Alex, his girlfriend poured petrol on him and set him ablaze when Omah was asleep at 2am.
An eyewitness said;
“The loud scream from the victim attracted the attention of neighbours who rushed to help him but he had already suffered much burns. The neighbours immediately rushed him to the nearby Makurdi Federal Medical Centre, FMC, where he was admitted for treatment.”
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene also affirmed the death of the victim in Makurdi on Tuesday, January 12 said that the suspect is in police custody awaiting interrogation.
“We don’t know yet why she did that. We are yet to question her but I can confirm that she has been arrested and just brought to our custody.”