More information has been provided on why 40-year-old married man identified as Nomyange Nicodemus set himself and girlfriend Shininenge Pam ablaze.
Earlier today, a viral video emerged of operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps taking the burnt bodies to the hospital after the horrible incident in Makurdi, Benue State.
According to the Nation, Nomyange has been dating Pam for some time. It was learnt Nomyange, who is married with children, proposed to marry Pam, who sources said turned him down on the basis that she preferred to marry a single and not a married man.
Her refusal hurt Nomyange who proceeded to set them ablaze in her apartment after locking themselves up. Neighbours tried to get help but the lovers were burnt, while Nomyange died at the spot, Pam died on the way to the hospital.
Benue Police spokeperson Kate Anene confirmed the incident. Their corpses were taken to the Federal Medical Center Makurdi and deposited by officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who were at the scene.