LADY ALLEGEDLY SETS BOYFRIEND ABLAZE IN GBOKO TOWN FOR REFUSING TO MARRY HER
Yesterday in Gboko south, A Young Man identified as Jude, was set ablaze by his girlfriend. The reason for her action can be traced to the guy’s refusal to marry her due to her misbehaviour and hatred towards his mother.
Neighbours stated that they had had a heated argument earlier in the day, where the said boyfriend asked her to pack out of his house. He thought he had heard the last of it but he was wrong.
About 1:30am, the girlfriend reportedly returned to the compound with three men, they tore open the nets at the window and started pouring a substance into the room, suspected to be petrol, through the window.
When we spoke to the victim (Currently receiving treatment at a nearby Hospital) He said he saw the girlfriend while indoors, pulling the nets off his windows.
The girlfriend threw a container into the room where he was, with his mother and another 2yr old infant and immediately lit a match stick and took off. It was learnt she parked a bike outside the house.
One of the neighbours who claimed to have witnessed the incidence said the girlfriend had locked the door from outside.
The whole room was on fire, and the young man, confused and helpless battled to save his mother and the little child in the room.
His cried for help and woke neighbours around who rushed to see what was happening only to meet a burning room and three people battling to escape from the fire. The neighbors managed to break the door and put out the fires then rushed the young man to the hospital.
Although all three persons in the room are still alive, the young man was left with severe burns from the fire incidence.
His mother and the child were however not terribly affected.
The said girlfriend seems to be on the run as her whereabouts are unknown.