Man Sets His Neighbour Ablaze For Wooing His Fiancée
The Niger state police command has arrested a 45-year-old man, Baba Mohammed for allegedly setting his neighbour, Usman Tetengi, ablaze for wooing his fiancée.
According to police sources, Mohammed and his fiancee have been dating for a while and have made plans to get married, but, Usman, the man’s neighbour, also like the lady and has been disturbing her to be with him instead.
Mohammed reportedly warned Usman to steer clear his woman, but the latter refused to listen
Yesterday, Mohammed ambushed Usman, drenched him with petrol and then set him on fire. He was rushed to the hospital where he died.
When interrogated, Mohammed said he doesn’t regret his action.
“I am not regretting my action because if I did not kill him at that particular time, he would have killed me; so let him go, in his next world, he will not join issues with me again. I don’t care where this case will get to, the most important thing is that I have closed his chapter and stopped him from troubling my life. There are other women in our community but he chose to make advances to the woman I proposed to marry. He has paid dearly for it, it served him right.”
Muhammad Abubakar, police spokesperson for the state, while confirming the incident said the victim was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Bida and was later referred to Gwagwalada Hospital, Abuja where he received treatment until his death.
Mohammed will soon be charged to court.