There seems to be no end to calamities befalling Makurdi, the Benue State capital as an 18-year-old girl, Winifred Ngutesen Ingyaji from Ute-Tse-Kpun, Vandeikya local government of Benue State again burnt her mother, late Mrs Mbachirin Ashiekaa from Mbaduku, Vandeikya LGA to death with boiled water. Her sister in-law, Mrs Jennifer Betsee was also burnt in the process and she is currently receiving treatment at Bishop Murray Hospital Makurdi.
Recall that few weeks ago, a similar scenario occurred in Makurdi as a 17-year-old girl identified as Esther Alex from Ado local government of Benue state also burnt her boyfriend, Chidinma Omah to death with petrol on the suspicion that he was abandoning her to marry another girl.
The latest incident which happened on Monday at 3:30pm, first February, 2021 at a compound near St. Joseph Catholic Church, Innyongun, Wadata Makurdi, started like a minor altercation between Winifred and her brother’s wife, Jennifer.
An eyewitness from same compound who wouldn’t want her name mentioned said, she was there when the quarrel started till the end, adding that she never anticipated that it degenerated to this dangerous level.