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.
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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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