The police in Edo State have arrested a 35-year-old woman, Esohe Ogbeiwi, for allegedly setting her ex-lover, Peter Osayi, on fire.
The woman, who reportedly had two children for the victim, was said to have poured petrol on him and set him ablaze.
Family members said there was a dispute between the duo and that the woman invited the deceased over for settlement.
They added that in the course of their settlement talk, the woman allegedly poured petrol on her ex-lover and lit a match.
The late Peter was said to have been rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where he died a day after the incident.
A brother to the victim, who gave his name as Moses, said, “We want government to give us justice. He was roasted alive. My brother told me before his death not to allow the girl escape.”
Spokesman of the Edo State police command, DSP Uwoh Noble, confirmed the incident, adding that Esohe had been arrested and enquiries into the incident had since commenced.