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Morning Teaser What should be done to a man who set his wife on fire?

What do you think is adequate punishment for a man who set his wife on fire?

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Isaac Gbarwuan and Mary Sunday before and after the attack play

Isaac Gbarwuan and Mary Sunday before and after the attack


In 2012, a serving police officer, Isaac Gbawuran, committed an atrocious crime against his wife, Mary Sunday, a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

The couple who lived together in a police barracks in Lagos, had an issue when Sunday had a call and after she answered, the jealous Gbawuran accused her of cheating on him and answering a man's call in his presence.

The argument escalated and the policeman became physical, something that was a regular occurrence with him.

Sunday who could not withstand his strength, ran to a neighbour's house to escape his wrath but he followed her into the place of her refuge. Looking for an escape route, Sunday ran into the kitchen of the neighbour who was incidentally cooking a steaming pot of stew on the stove.

Gbawuran did the unthinkable by picking the stove and the pot of stew and pouring them on his wife.

Back, he was first arrested by the state Police Command but was released a few weeks later with the police releasing a statement that Sunday was the one who emptied the hot pot of stew on herself.

Since then, the once pretty lady has been scarred for life with justice not coming her way, neither has her family been able to raise the N10 million she needs to undergo surgery in India.

Meanwhile, the man who perpetrated such a heinous crime is still in the Nigeria Police Force and is being shielded by his colleagues.

Now, the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC), a non profit civil rights organization that fights for the rights of abused and violated women, have come out urging the police to reopen the case as well making sure Gbawuran faces the law.

On Morning Teaser today, we ask: what do you think should be done to a man who set his wife on fire?

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