18 year old girl set boyfriend ablaze

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An 18-year-old girl (name withheld), has been apprehended by the Police after she allegedly set her boyfriend ablaze after a quarrel in the Wadata area of Makurdi, Benue State.

An eyewitness disclosed that the teenage girl carried out the dastardly act, yesterday, at about 2 am when the victim was fast asleep.

According to him, “the victim’s scream attracted the attention of neighbours, who rushed to help him but he had already suffered many burns.

“The neighbours immediately took him to the nearby Makurdi Federal Medical Centre, FMC, where he was admitted.”

Contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, who confirmed the incident, said the 18-year-old poured petrol around the victim’s one-room apartment before setting it on fire.

She said: “We don’t know why she did that. We are yet to question her but I can confirm that she has been arrested and just brought to our custody.

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