“I had three abortions for him” Teenager explains why she set boyfriend ablaze 1

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Earlier this week, News broke that one Mr Chidinma Ikechukwu Omah, was set ablaze by his 18-year-old girlfriend in Wadata suburb of Makurdi in Benue State and unfortunately, he died from it.

“I had three abortions for him” Teenager explains why she set boyfriend ablaze 2

According to reports, Ikechukwu, a patent medicine dealer, died about 10:00pm on Monday, January 11, from the high degree burns, sustained after his girlfriend, Esther Alex, poured petrol on him and set him ablaze.

Netsentertainment News gathered that the suspect carried out the dastardly act at 2:00 am on Monday when the deceased was fast sleeping in his one-room apartment.

The loud scream from the victim attracted the attention of neighbours who rushed to help him but he had already suffered much burns. The neighbours immediately rushed him to the nearby Makurdi Federal Medical Centre, FMC, where he was admitted for treatment.” an eyewitness said.

“I had three abortions for him” Teenager explains why she set boyfriend ablaze 3

The suspect, Esther Alex who recently gained admission into Benue State University to study Law has now spoken in a chat with PUNCH.

“I just can’t explain why I killed my boyfriend. I was just angry over all the issues we had. We had been fighting over some issues; like I was a virgin when I met him and he promised never to leave me but to always stand by me.  Our relationship was really serious to the extent that we had to take a blood oath before I allowed him to deflower me. When I got pregnant for him, he gave me an injection in his medicine shop to abort the pregnancy. I got pregnant the second time and he promised that we would keep that one (pregnancy). Then he started misbehaving and would sometimes not even come home while I was pregnant.

Yes. He came with some people to meet with my family after which I moved in with him. Then I got pregnant for him the third time. We had serious problems to the point that we had even been going to the police station. I later had to pack out of his house. His sister would sometimes come and beat me up in the house. I couldn’t fight for myself. After our last fight, he travelled to his village for Christmas and came back on Saturday, January 9, 2021.

The night he returned from the village, he came to look for me at our house. I was going to buy something in the neighborhood when I heard him calling me but I didn’t answer him. He started begging me and said there were things he needed to settle with me. I said I had forgiven him. He then said I should come to his house and I said it wouldn’t be possible immediately.

Eventually, I decided to go to his house the following day but I was scared that he might harm me. So, I decided to buy some fuel for N840 from a man selling around my house. I also bought matches and went to visit him in the night.

By the time I got to his house, the main gate to the compound was already locked so I had to go and knock at his window. He asked who was there and I said I was the one. He came and opened the gate for me and I entered but left the fuel outside.

We started chatting in his room and settled (our differences), then we had sex. I actually didn’t feel like having sex with him but he forced me and had his way. After the sex, we both slept off.

I just cannot say, but later, I went outside and carried the fuel and poured it in the room and then I lit the matches. I ran out naked and went and slept inside a church.

Reality has dawned on me now and I feel bad about what has happened.


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