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Edo man in prison for setting pregnant lover alight

01 September 2015, 08:50

Abuja - A Benin court has jailed an Edo State native after it was found that he had set his pregnant lover on fire, PUNCH reports.

The suspect, Lucky Esonahae (37), was charged after it was reported that he had poured kerosene over his 7-month pregnant lover before lighting a match and setting her ablaze.

The victim was said to have been rescued by one of her sons after he had forced the door to the room she was locked in open.

Also read: Bus decapitates man in Edo State

The victim was subsequently rushed to the Central Hospital, where she was treated for burns over her hands and forehead.

It has been alleged that Esonahae accused the woman of infidelity for returning home late from her ante-natal care.

The man has since been sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour.

Read more at PUNCH

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