An 18-year-old girl named Esther has reportedly set her boyfriend, Elvis Chidinma Onah ablaze after a heated a quarrel.
The incident is said to have happened on Monday, 11th January 2021, in the Wadata area of Makurdi town.
Esther carried out the barbaric attack on Monday dawn around 2am when Elvis was fast asleep.
The scream from the victim attracted the attention of neighbours far and near who rushed to help him but he had already suffered severe burns.
“The neighbours immediately rushed him to the nearby Makurdi Federal Medical Centre, FMC, where he was admitted for treatment,” an eyewitness said.
Esther has since been arrested and will be arraigned before court in due time.
The body of the victim was evacuated from the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi for burial by his family.