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Benue Court Remands 17-Year-Old For Setting Boyfriend Ablaze

A 17-year-old-girl, Esther Alex, who set her boyfriend ablaze in Benue State has been arraigned in a magistrates’ court by the police.

The first information report was read to the accused at the mention of the case at the Magistrates’ Court 8 situated at North Bank, Makurdi.

SaharaReporters had reported earlier in the year that Alex set her boyfriend, Chidimma Omah, on fire at Zaki Biam in the Wadata area of Makurdi, the capital of Benue State.

A neighbour of the boyfriend, who spoke on condition of anonymity, narrated that the two love birds had been together for over two years and had intended to get married.

The neighbour also stated the girl embarked on the deadly mission as a result of a disagreement between them.


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