Man sets estranged wife ablaze, burning woman grabs suspect, both die

After Lateefat left him due to domestic violence, a man named Ponle Adebanjo burned her to death.

According to Dailyplug, the event took place on Saturday in Ogun State’s Otun-Akute region.

According to reports, the woman had four kids from a prior relationship before she met the suspect.

The event was confirmed in a statement released on Sunday by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer.The statement read, “The suspect was arrested on Saturday after concerned neighbours reported the incident to the police at the Otun-Akute division.

“The estranged husband, Ponle, was reported to have told many people in the area that his wife had no right to live alone and vowed that no other man would be with her after she left him due to physical abuse.

“The couple was married for three years and resided in Otun-Akute, until the woman, Lateefat, decided to leave him when she could no longer cope with the abuse.

“Mr Ponle was said to have gone to the residence of his ex-wife and threatened to kill her if she did not return to his house. ”

“Their neighbours explained that the man was fond of beating the woman, at times almost to the point of death. Their fights were said to have become a community matter as the woman was hospitalised on many occasions until she decided to pack out of his house a month ago when she rented an apartment on the same street”

According to a police spokesperson, the suspect stalked Lateefat, who repeatedly steered clear of him.

Last Thursday, he allegedly went to her residence and threatened to burn her alive as she ran away.

“Mr Ponle went back to the victim’s house on Saturday night and met her praying. He poured petrol on her in the room and set her ablaze, but the woman managed to grab him to ensure they burned together until people intervened. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where the woman was confirmed dead,” Oyeyemi added.

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