Man set wife ablaze, both die

A man, Ponle Adebanjo, has burnt his estranged wife, Lateefat, to death after she left him over domestic violence.

Newsmen learnt that the incident happened on Saturday in the Otun-Akute area of Ogun State.

The victim was said to have had four children in a previous relationship before meeting the suspect.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

The statement read, “The suspect was arrested on Saturday after concerned neighbours reported the incident to the police at the Otun-Akute division.

“The estranged husband, Ponle, was reported to have told many people in the area that his wife had no right to live alone and vowed that no other man would be with her after she left him due to physical abuse.

“The couple was married for three years and resided in Otun-Akute, until the woman, Lateefat, decided to leave him when she could no longer cope with the abuse.

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