Aggrieved pregnant lady sets boyfriend’s room ablaze in Benue
A pregnant lady has allegedly set her boyfriend’s room ablaze in Achussa, a suburb of Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
It was gathered that the incident happened on Wednesday when the boyfriend was at work.
The pregnant lady was said to allegedly moved out her personal belongings before setting the room ablaze.
According to a resident, who simply identified himself as Joseph, the lady, who lives in one of the villages in the state, was only coming to visit her boyfriend occasionally.
Joseph, who could not mention the names of the two lovebirds, said the lady had on several occasions complained that her boyfriend was hardly giving her transport fare each time she visited, adding that the lady claimed they quarrelled on Tuesday after she demanded transport fare to return to the village and the matter was later settled.
“The following morning, she waited for him to go to work, brought out her few belongings before setting the room on fire. Unfortunately for her, the residents apprehended her before she could disappear.
“She was handed over to the vigilantes, but when her boyfriend was called upon, the community prevailed on them to settle the matter quietly without involving the police,” he said.