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Woman sets her husband on fire because he refused to take her out for dinner

By Mason White 6:41 PM March 3, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly setting her husband on fire because he refused to take her out for dinner, police in Nigeria said.

Ekiti State Police said that they arrested 30-year-old Bukola Olusegun, after being accused of setting her husband on fire because he refused to eat at a restaurant.

According to the police investigation, the suspect had an argument with her husband, 32-year-old Abimbola Olusegun, during the day about going out for dinner.

The woman demanded to spend time with her husband at a restaurant, but he refused. The woman went out and bought gasoline, which she used later that evening to set her husband on fire.

Neighbors who heard the husband screaming, came to his aid and transported him to the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, where he is being treated.

Hospital staff alerted the police, who arrested the woman. During questioning, the woman told officers that she only wanted to burn his private parts and not his entire body.