Kwara man set house ablaze, blames wife

A man believed to be in his early 50s on Sunday at Eyenkorin in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State allegedly set his own house on fire.

The house located at Lekki Phase One, Eyenkorin Area in the outskirt of Ilorin, the state capital was deliberately set on fire by the man whose identity was yet to be ascertained and claimed to be its owner.

Punch Metro gathered that the couple who had about four children quarreled and had been leaving separately for about two years.

It was gathered that after the man had left the building, he also asked his wife and the children to pack out of the building. But the wife allegedly ignored her husband’s directive, claiming the house was a joint venture between her and the man.

It was further gathered that following the wife’s refusal to vacate the property, the man on Sunday purchased some litter of petroleum product and sprayed the building.

However, men of the state fire service said that their timely intervention saved the building from total destruction.

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