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Wife sets husband ablaze



A woman, Bukola Ogidiolu was Monday paraded by the police in Ekiti State, for allegedly pouring petrol on her husband, Abimbola, and setting him ablaze, burning his manhood in the process.

The incident occurred at the couple’s residence in Idolofin in Odo-Ado, Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Trouble started for Ogidiolu, a commercial driver when he left home on February 14 to have fun, without his wife.

He was said to have returned home at about 6pm on the Valentine Day to meet his angry wife, who had been accusing him of infidelity.

Speaking to reporters, Mrs. Ogidiolu (36) claimed she had a quarrel with her husband following his alleged nonchalance to their childlessness.

She denied torching her husband for refusing to take her out on Valentine’s Day, which happened to be her birthday, but claimed he caught fire as a result of explosion from a keg of petrol kept inside the house.

Abimbola, who has first-degree burns with his manhood badly burnt, is receiving treatment at the State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti, where doctors are battling to save his life.


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