A married man and his lover have been set on fire by the lover's enraged ex-boyfriend in Lagos.
The scorned man attacked the duo at a beer parlour in Ijaiye area of Lagos State. He reportedly sprayed them with petrol and set them on fire. reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Witnesses told NAN that the incident happened on Sunday at the woman’s beer parlour located at Americana Street, Jankara, Agbado-Ijaiye, Lagos State.
The woman died at the bar, while her friend, Oyedutan died on Monday at Gbagada General Hospital following severe burns sustained in the fire.
Sources told NAN that the attacker, who is now at large, was the estranged lover of the woman who owned the beer parlour, where the petrol attack occurred.
She was simply identified as ”Mama-Corner”.
According to a witness: ”The ex-lover of the woman, who was not happy over her unfaithfulness to him, became angry and went to the beer parlour, sprayed the man and woman with petrol and lit them up.
”The man, who lit the fire, got his cloth burnt as he was running out. The woman died in the beer parlour, the lover man died on Monday at Gbagada General Hospital,” a source told NAN.
The businessman was buried on Tuesday at his house in Ajasa Village, Command area of Ipaja, Lagos.
NAN learnt that the trio involved in the love triangle were married to different spouses.
The wife of the late businessman, Mrs Tolu Oyedutan, described his death as a “painful loss’’.
She told sympathisers that she was with her late husband until he gave up the ghost at about 11 pm on Monday.
”My regret now is that my five-year-old son won’t live to see his father when he grows up,” the bereaved wife said.
The police spokesperson in Lagos, ASP Dolapo Badmus, told NAN that the command was yet to be officially informed about the incident.