Police have reportedly apprehended Hassan Azeez, also known as Saudi, for allegedly setting fire to his wife in the early hours of yesterday morning.
WITHIN NIGERIA has learned that the incident occurred in Ibogun Olaogun, Abeokuta, which also happens to be the hometown of a former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
According to sources, the suspect accused his wife, Olayinka, of delaying his breakfast in the early morning hours.
The wife had promised to serve him food after she finished her morning chores.
This did not sit well with the accused, who was accused of getting into a heated argument with his wife during which he allegedly poured petrol on her and set her ablaze.
The incident allegedly caused an uproar in the community, with Azeez allegedly warning residents not to intervene in the matter.
A male passer-by, who was touched by the woman’s plight, had one of his legs burnt while he was trying to save the woman, a source said.
Some residents eventually rescued the mother of one and asked her husband to take her to the hospital for medical care.
Instead, Azeez hired a nurse to care for Olayinka at home.
Residents contacted her father, Pa Akintade, who lives in Ibadan, Oyo State, after her condition worsened.
Olayinka has since been transferred to a hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State, where doctors are fighting for her life.
Azeez allegedly fled after the incident was reported to the Ibogun Police Division.
The victim’s father claimed that the doctors treating his daughter demanded N1.5 million for emergency surgery.
Azeez did not request for my daughter’s hand in marriage and he is not ready to do anything according to Yoruba marriage tradition.
Some specialist doctors who came to examine my daughter at the hospital where she is being treated said we would have to provide a sum of N1.5 million to carry out a surgery on her body because her hands and other parts of her body have been severely burnt and contorted.
When the aforementioned publication contacted the spokesman for Ogun Police Command, Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, he said that operatives were on the trail of Azeez.
“It is true. We are still on his trail,” Oyeyemi said.
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