Jealous Man Sets Ex-Wife Ablaze In Adamawa

  • Begs for forgiveness

At a time the public space is filled with scathing condemnations of domestic violence against women, a  middle-aged man, identified as Kuryanga, has allegedly set his estranged wife on fire in Guyuk town, Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Armed with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol, and a box of matches, the jealous Kuryanga reportedly attacked and set ablaze his ex-wife, Janet John, while she was sleeping on that ill-fated Thursday night.

Noyina, an aunt to Janet recounted the frightening incident, in Hausa saying; “It was terrifying to wake up to a column of burning fire like a typical horror movie scene. More torturing was to hear my niece crying for help while she burns in the flames.”

John and Kuryanga ended their seven-year marriage three years ago, with a court order prohibiting him from seeing her due to his violent disposition, Noyina revealed.

She said: “Despite Kuryanga getting married to another lady, coupled with the court verdict, he still refused to let go of her while jealously threatening her life and those of her suitors.

“When he eventually struck, he also joined sympathisers at my niece’s bedside in the hospital the following day. He almost got away with it. Fortunately, his pregnant wife later confirmed an abandoned crime scene petrol container at their family belongings.

“He tiptoed to her sleeping spot within our compound in the dead of the night, poured petrol, struck the matches, and fled, leaving her in flames. He got her because of the scourging hot weather; we all sleep in the open.”

Noyina said Kuryanga ran out of luck and was picked up by the local vigilante following the revelation by his wife, adding that he has also confessed to the crime and pleaded for forgiveness.

However, the Adamawa State Police Command could not immediately confirm the unfortunate incident as the spokesperson, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, when contacted said he was yet to be briefed. – Vanguard News.

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