Last Friday, we broke the sad News of how one heartless set his wife ablaze and fled (HERE)…the victim, Mrs. Margaret Onya, has now narrated how the tragic incident actually happened.
The woman spoke to reporters today from her hospital bed at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH said “We had a quarrel and my husband told me he would
teach me a lesson. After our disagreement, I sat on the chair and my
husband went inside, brought petrol and wanted to pour it on me.
“I held the jar and as we were dragging, I was shouting for help. He
overpowered me and poured the contents on me and lit a match.
“I was saved by one of my neighbours who rushed into our apartment
and put out the fire and then to the hospital,” the victim added.
Recall that reports had it at the weekend that a man poured petrol on
his wife and set her ablaze in Benin and fled the scene, leaving her to
The incident happened at 35, JB Street, Ekosodin quarters, off Ugbowo-Lagos Road around the University of Benin.