A woman who felt hurt that her husband refused to take him out for the last lover's day, decide to set him on fire.
Echoes of the last Valentine's Day which was celebrated the world over on February, will continue to resonate in the home of the Oluseguns in Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, as a woman, Bukola Olusegun, allegedly set her husband on fire because he refused to take her out on the day.
The state Police Command learnt that the couple had had an argument about the outing with the wife maintaining that her husband must take her out that day to celebrate together but the man reportedly refused to take her out as requested without knowing that his wife had intentionally reserved some fuel which she eventually poured on him after the scuffle in the middle of the night.
It took the intervention of neighbours who rescued the man and took him to the hospital or he could have been burnt to ashes.
A neighbour told Vanguard Newspaper:
"It was around mid-night that the husband suddenly ran out from their apartment, raising the alarm that his wife had set him ablaze.
He was burning and was battling with the fire his wife had set on him. We had to rush out to rescue him by quickly getting water and pouring it on him.
But for the prompt intervention of some of us, he would have been burnt to ashes. He was thereafter rushed to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) where he is being treated.
We also reported the incident at the Ado Central Divisional Police Station from where policemen promptly came to arrest the wife."
But the woman admitted to the police that she actually committed the crime but that her aim was to burn her hsuband's penis to stop his philandering but got the wrong area.