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Woman set husband, self ablaze weeks after wedding over alleged infidelity

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Tragedy struck in the ancient city of Kano yesterday when a woman who just got wedded set her husband and herself ablaze over alleged infidelity.

The woman was said to have lit a petrol keg in their No 54 Middle Road residence in the Sabon Gari area of the city, which exploded, engulfing herself and the husband.

The husband, who did not die on the spot, was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention where doctor confirmed him dead after suffering severe burns from the fire.

According to Punch, the woman had accused her husband of infidelity, shortly after she heard her husband discussing with an unidentified lady over the telephone.

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She was said to have got angry and lit a keg of petrol within reach, which eventually exploded and engulfed their home at about 12am on Tuesday.

Neighbours told the newspaper that the wife, who was burnt beyond recognition, died at the scene of the incident, while her husband also died at an undisclosed hospital, where he was rushed to after receiving first aid at Fortress Hospital at Sarki Yaki within the metropolis.

The report says the couple hailed from Anambra State and they got married about five weeks ago.

It was gathered that the woman was 7-moths pregnant prior to the incident.

Okorie said that Emeka confided in him that his mother imposed the woman on him.

The Kano State Police Spokesperson DSP Musa Magaji Majiya, said “Men from the Command had commenced investigation to unravel the cause of the dispute.”

The remains of the couple have already been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.

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