An eighteen (18) years old girl named Esther in the early hours of Monday, 11th January, 2021, set her boyfriend, Elvis Chidinma Onah ablaze after a quarrel in the Wadata area of Makurdi town.
According to eyewitness, the teenage girl carried out the dastardly act Monday morning at about 2 am when the victim was fast asleep.
According to him “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,” he said.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the death of the victim in Makurdi on Tuesday, January 12 said that the suspect has been arrested.
“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,” she added.
Meanwhile, the body of the victim was evacuated from the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi for burial by his family.