Man sets wife ablaze in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– POLICE in Lagos are currently in search of a man, simply identified as Akpos, who allegedly set his wife, Risikat, ablaze over an argument.

The incident occurred at Ayinde Osolo Street, Divine Estate, Ijanikin area, along Lagos/Badagry Exoressway.

It was gathered that the couple were at their residence when an argument ensued which degenerated and Akpos, angrily reached for petrol, poured it on his wife and set her ablaze.

He has since been on the run.

Some good Samaritans reportedly rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment and reported the matter at the Ijanikin Police Station for investigation.

spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said Risikat sustained severe burns, adding that she died while receiving treatment in the hospital.

He said,  “A case was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station that a woman, Risikat, 48, allegedly had an altercation with her husband and in the process, he poured petrol on his wife and set her ablaze.

“It resulted in serious bodily burns and she was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment but she died. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing husband.”

The Punch

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