The woman who set fire to her boyfriend’s house in Benue State claims that he does not provide for her transportation back to her village after each visit.


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It was earlier reported the unnamed woman set her boyfriend’s house ablaze on Wednesday morning after he left for work and then fled with her meagre belongings.

She was later nabbed by the local vigilante group with the help of neighbours.

Speaking to DailyTrust, a witness who simply gave his name as Joseph, said the woman who frequently visited the man from her village complained that he does not give her transport fare back home


According to her she relied on her relatives to return home on several occasions and even now that she is pregnant for him.

Joseph revealed that the lady had claimed they quarreled on Tuesday night after she demanded transport fare to return to the village but partly settled the matter.

“Then the following morning, she waited for him to go to work, brought out her few belongings before setting the house on fire. Unfortunately for her, the residents apprehended her before she could disappear from sight. She was handed over to the vigilante but later when her boyfriend was called upon; the community prevailed on them to settle the matter quietly without involving the police”. He said.

Another elderly resident who also witnessed the case buttressed Joseph’s narrative, stressing however that he does not know the whereabouts of the duo after the vigilantes released them.