A 24-year-old lady identified as Toyin has set her boyfriend, Moses Baba-Agba, ablaze at Akoro, Badagry West Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State over his decision to end to their relationship.
According to Vanguard, the aunt to the deceased, Pedetin Baba-Agba said the suspect told her boyfriend, 26, that she was pregnant and in return he has being giving her money for antenatal.
She explained that the previous week, Moses asked her to go for scan to know the condition of the baby.
However, when she returned, Toyin told Moses that the scanning machine spoilt when it got to her turn.
This prompted Moses’ mother to take her to the hospital where she discovered that she was not pregnant as claimed and as result of this, Moses brought the relationship to an end.
Speaking further, Baba-Agba said on Friday night, Toyin asked Moses’ sister to follow her to the sea side for fresh air.
On getting there, the suspect told her to wait because she wanted to pick some clothes at home. When she got home, Toyin, proceeded to pour petrol on the already sleeping Moses and set him on fire.
Baba Agba said, “She then escaped with Moses’ phone but as she was fleeing, she was badly wounded on the leg by the raging inferno that spread across the rooms.
“Moses struggled alone in the room for a long time before he could break the door and ran to my house for help. At first, we did not know it was Moses because he was burnt beyond recognition. In the ensuing confusion, we poured oil on him but to no avail. We then rushed him to General hospital where they referred us to the hospital at Ikeja where Moses later died on Monday. His body is presently at the mortuary in Badagry.
“We are pleading with Nigerians to come to our aid. We have also learned that this lady had allegedly stabbed her former husband to death in Ajara, Badagry and nothing was done about it. The lady was tracked down to a church and she was handed over to the police. We don’t know what they are going to do about it yet.”
Meanwhile, the deceased family said they were not aware Moses told her he was no longer interested in the relationship.