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Man arraigned for setting pregnant girlfriend ablaze

31 August 2015, 20:41

Edo - A man has been arraigned after he allegedly set ablaze his pregnant girlfriend, causing bodily harm, Punch reported.

The 37-year-old bar tender has been given a five year sentence for causing bodily harm.

He told the court that he poured kerosene all over his pregnant lover who is seven months pregnant, lit a match and set her on fire.

According to the accused, he burned his lover because he suspected infidelity after she returned after 6pm one night.

Also read: Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad

The victim was rescued by one of her sons and neighbour, who tried to save her by forcefully opening the door of her room. The victim had been locked inside the room burning.

She was rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment as she sustained injuries to her hands and forehead.

The accused pleaded guilty to all charges.

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