Jealous man sets estranged wife ablaze in Adamawa, joins sympathisers at victim’s bedside
A middle-aged man, simply identified as Kuryanga, has allegedly set his estranged wife, Janet John ablaze in Guyuk Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
According to SaharaReporters, the incident happened last Thursday when Kuryanga, armed with petrol and matches reportedly set ablaze his estranged wife while she was asleep.
“It was terrifying to wake up to see the burning; it was like a typical horror movie scene. It was more torture to hear my niece’s cry for help while she burnt,” John’s aunt, Noyina, tearfully recounted in Hausa.
John and Kuryanga ended their 7-year marriage three years ago, with a court order prohibiting him from seeing her due to his violent behaviour, according to family sources.
“Despite getting married to another lady coupled with the court verdict, Kuryanga still refused to let go of her (my niece). Since then, he’s been jealous, threatening her life and those of her suitors.
“After he eventually struck, he still joined sympathisers at my niece’s bedside in the hospital the following day. He almost got away with it, fortunately, his pregnant wife later confirmed that a container of petrol left at the crime scene belonged to their family.
“He tiptoed to her sleeping area within our compound in the dead of night, poured petrol, struck the matches and fled; leaving her in flames. He got her because of the scourging hot weather; we all sleep in the open,” Noyina further narrated.
Kuryanga has confessed to the crime and pleaded for understanding, Noyina said.
The state police spokesperson, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, could not confirm the incident as at the time of filling this report.
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