Tragedy struck in the ancient city of Kano on Monday when a newly wedded
woman set her husband and herself ablaze in Kano over alleged
The woman was said to have lit a petrol keg in their
No 54 Middle Road residence in the Sabon Gari area of the city, which
exploded, engulfing herself and the husband.
The husband, who did
not die on the spot, was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical
attention where later died, after suffering severe burns from the fire.
was learnt that the woman, accused her husband of infidelity, shortly
after she heard a conversation of her husband with an unidentified lady
over the telephone.
She reportedly got angry and lit a keg of
petrol within reach, which eventually exploded and engulfed their home
at about 12am on Tuesday.
An eyewitness disclosed to our
correspondent that the wife, who was burnt beyond recognition, died at
the scene of the incident, while her husband also died at an undisclosed
hospital, where he was rushed to after receiving first aid at Fortress
Hospital at Sarki Yaki within the metropolis.
eyewitness, Mr. Emmanuel Okorie, who simply identified the late husband
as Emeka, disclosing that the couple hailed from Anambra State.
He said the late couple got married about five weeks ago.
He said the woman whose pregnancy should be about seven – months – old, joined the husband in Kano three weeks later.
who could not establish, whether it was the alleged telephone
conversation that led to the unresolved dispute, however, told our
correspondent that Emeka confided in him that his mother imposed the
woman on him.
When contacted, spokesperson for the Kano State
Police Command, DSP Musa Magaji Majiya, said crack detectives from the
Command had commenced an investigation to unravel the cause of the
Meanwhile, policemen from Nomansland Division had since deposited the remains of the couple at an undisclosed mortuary.