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An 18 year old girl known as Esther on Monday midnight, 11th January, 2021, set her boyfriend, Elvis Chidinma Onah ablaze after a quarrel in the Wadata area of Makurdi town in Nigeria.

According to an eyewitness, the girl carried out the act on Monday morning at about 2 am when her boyfriend was fast asleep.

According to witness, the loud scream from the victim drew the attention of neighbours. They then rushed to help him but the harm had already been done.

The neighbours immediately rushed him to the nearby Medical Centre, where he was seeking treatment till his untimely death.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Catherine Anene, who confirmed the death of the victim in Makurdi on Tuesday, January 12 said that the suspect who was the girlfriend of the deceased has been arrested.

“We don’t know yet why she did that. We are yet to question her but I can confirm that she has been arrested and just brought to our custody,” she said.

Meanwhile, the body of the victim was evacuated from the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi for burial by his family.

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