Clement, 22, has been arrested in Bauchi for setting a pregnant housewife ablaze.
local government area of the state attempted to set ablaze a housewife
in their apartment at Sabon Kaura, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.
Command Headquarters, the suspect said she had a relationship with the
husband of the victim, Mustapha Ayodele, for three years, but he
betrayed her and married Amina.
Amina Lawal, who is currently recuperating at the Orthopaedics ward of
the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, said that on the
day of the incident, she was in her house when she heard a knock on the
door and she opened it and ushered in the visitor.
assailant brought out a lighter and set her ablaze; after which she ran
out and locked her inside.
ablaze. I removed my clothes and tried to open the door, but she had
locked it from outside. It was when my neighbours heard me shouting
‘Fire! Fire!’ that they came to my rescue.
discourage him from marrying me because she had some affection for him,
but he did not know that she could go to the extent of harming me,”
Ayodele, husband of the victim, said that on the 26th of September 2016,
he was at work when he received a call from a neighbour that his house
was on fire.
over. We reported the matter to the Yelwa Divisional Police Station,
after which they transferred us to the emergency ward of ATBU Teaching
hospital for treatment.
only counselled her on how to go about her life affairs. Why would she
attack my wife who is three-month pregnant just because she admires me?”
Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Mahmoud Mohammed, said
Lami was arrested on September 27th.
Police, said that personal property worth thousands of naira were
destroyed during the attack and that the suspect has been charged to