Wife sets herself and husband on fire weeks after wedding in Kano over infidelity

A woman based in Kano reportedly set herself and her husband on fire early this morning, 30th May, following her suspicion of her husband of few weeks cheating on her, Punch reports.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at No 54 Middle Road residence in the Sabon Gari area of Kano, as she reportedly lit a petrol keg which exploded, engulfing herself and the husband.

Her husband who didn’t die on the spot, however died after he was rushed to Fortress Hospital at Sarki Yaki within the metropolis for medical attention, after suffering severe burns from the fire. His wife who was burnt beyond recognition, died at the spot.

Eyewitnesses alleged that the lady accused her husband of infidelity, shortly after she heard a conversation of her husband with an unidentified lady over the telephone, and then reportedly got angry and lit a keg of petrol within reach, which eventually exploded and engulfed their home at about 12am on Tuesday.

Punch reports that an eyewitness, Mr. Emmanuel Okorie, identified the late husband as Emeka, disclosing that the couple hailed from Anambra State.

According to him, the late couple got married about five weeks ago, and the late woman whose pregnancy should be about seven months old, joined the husband in Kano three weeks later.

Okorie, who could not establish, whether it was the alleged telephone conversation that led to the unresolved dispute, however, told our correspondent that Emeka confided in him that his mother imposed the woman on him.

When contacted, spokesperson for the Kano State Police Command, DSP Musa Magaji Majiya, said crack detectives from the Command had commenced an investigation to unravel the cause of the dispute.

Meanwhile, policemen from Nomansland Division had since deposited the remains of the couple at an undisclosed mortuary.


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