An extremely jealous woman has set herself and her newly wedded husband ablaze because she suspected he was cheating on her.
According to Punch, the tragedy occurred at the couple's residence on 54, Middle Road, Sabon Gari in the Kano metropolis where the woman alleged lit a petrol keg which exploded, engulfing herself and the husband.
It was gathered that the husband who did not die on the spot, was rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention but died later following the severe burns he suffered from the fire.
Eyewitnesses report that the woman had accused her husband of infidelity shortly after she heard a conversation he had with an unidentified lady over the telephone.
The angry woman reportedly lit the keg of petrol which eventually exploded and engulfed their home at about 12 am on the day of the incident.
A neighbour of the couple disclosed that the wife who was burnt beyond recognition, died at the scene of the incident while her husband died at an undisclosed hospital where he was rushed to after receiving first aid at Fortress Hospital at Sarkin Yaki.
A close friend of the deceased who identified himself as Emmanuel Okorie, identified the late man simply as Emeka, disclosing that the couple hailed from Anambra State and had gotten married about five weeks ago.
Okorie explained that the woman who was carrying a seven-month-old pregnancy, joined the husband, a businessman in Kano, about three weeks later.
Okorie further explained that Emeka had earlier confided in him that it was his mother who imposed the woman on him as he had someone else he wanted to get married to.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Musa Magaji Majiya, said detectives from the command had commenced an investigation to unravel the cause of the dispute while the remains of the couple have been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.