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A man indentified as Ponle Adebanjo has allegedly lost his life few hours after he set his estranged wife to death while she was praying early morning prayer (Subhi) in Ogun.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the wife identified as Lateefat had given birth to four children for her former husband before marrying her estranged husband that killed her .
PLATFORM TIMES further gathered that the union did not produce any issue ,but, due to the incessant beating by her estranged husband packed out of the house .
Lateefah was reportedly burnt to death on Saturday at the Otun-Akute area of Ogun state by her estranged husband.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident on Sunday.
Oyeyemi noted that the husband who had been placed on watch at the hospital where he was being treated later lost his life .
The statement reads: “The concerned neighbours reported the incident to the police at the Otun-Akute division.
“The estranged husband, Ponle, was reported to have told many people in the area that the wife had no right to live alone and vowed that no other man would be with her, after she left him due to physical abuse.
“The couple was married for three years and resided in Otun-’Akute, until the woman, Lateefat, decided to leave him when she could no longer cope with the abuse.
“Mr Ponle was said to have gone to the residence of his ex-wife and threatened to kill her if she did not return to his house.
“Their neighbours explained that the man was fond of beating the woman, at times almost to a point of death. Their fights were said to have become a community matter as the woman was hospitalised on many occasions until she decided to pack out of his house, a month ago when she rented an apartment on the same street.
“Mr Ponle was said to have stalked the deceased’s movement to carry out his assault despite her avoiding him on many occasions and on Thursday last week, he went to her house and threatened to burn her alive but she managed to run away.
“Mr. Ponle went back to the victim’s house on Saturday night and met her praying. He poured petrol on her in the room and set her ablaze but the woman managed to grab him to ensure they burned together until people intervened. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where the woman was confirmed dead.”
The PPRO further said the man later died.”
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