Thursday, 24 January 2013
Man sets pregnant sister-in-law ablaze for maltreating his dog in Imo State
One Chibueze Njoku of Umuekwunne community in Imo state has been arrested for setting his pregnant sister-in- law, Mrs Uloma Njoku ablaze for allegedly maltreating his dog.
The suspect was said to have set his victim on fire for pouring a cup of water on his dog.
According to an eyewitness, the mother of three was washing at the back of the house when the dog drank from the children’s cup.
The eyewitness said the victim threw the remaining water on the dog when her children told her that their uncle’s dog had drank from it. Njoku came out from his room and demanded to know why the late Uloma drenched his dog and was not pacified by the victim’s explanation.
While the victim continued her washing, her brother-in-law spread fuel on her and set her ablaze.
The witness said neighbours rushed her to a nearby health centre where she died from the burns.
However, Njoku who was descrided as a terror in the community has been handed to the police.