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Man burned to death because he sprayed girl with perfume

By Mason White 11:48 AM April 25, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A man was set on fire because he sprayed a girl with perfume, police in Nigeria said.

Ogun State Police said that the incident occurred on Tuesday night.

An eyewitness said that the victim was not a resident of the area. “He arrived to the neighborhood two days ago, and no one knew where he came from,” the witness said.

An angry mob surrounded the victim after he sprayed perfume on the girl. The mob decided to carry out street justice and set the man on fire.

The girl, a high school student, was in the company of her older sister when the man approached them and pretended to ask for directions before spraying the perfume. By the time police arrived at the scene the man was already dead and the suspects fled.

Police launched a search for the suspects, but so far, no arrests have been made.