From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin
The police in Benin, Edo State, has arrested one Esohe Ogbewei, for allegedly pouring petrol on her ex-lover and burning him to death.
Family members of Peter Osayi, the deceased, said prior to this time,
Ogbewei and her ex-lover had a quarrel and that he had gone to her house following an invitation from her to resolve the matter.
But it would seem that his ex-lover had more on her mind because while reconciliatory talks were ongoing, she bathed him with petrol and subsequently struck a matchstick.
Osayi was immediately rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, where he gave up a few days after.
Ogbewei, 35, who had had two children for the deceased, was subsequently arrested and the case transferred to the homicide department of the state police command.
One of the victim’s brothers who gave his name simply as Moses urged the government to ensure that justice is done to avenge the death of his late sibling.
“We want government to give us justice. He was roasted alive. My brother told me before his death not to allow the girl escape,” he said.
Edo police command spokesman, Uwoh Noble, confirmed the incident, saying investigation has already begun into the matter.