According to an eyewitness, the deceased had in the weeks past threatened to kill himself after his wife was reportedly caught pants down with one his male messengers in the area. It was gathered that the man returned home, locked himself, poured fuel on his body and thereafter did set himself ablaze. The Inferno affected other buildings in the area, destroyed properties worth millions of naira even though the man was burnt beyond recognition. “Some few weeks ago, his wife, Blessing was caught pant down by their neighbors with a young boy who washes the Keke of the man. The boy is one of the boys whom he usually sent on an errand in the area. Though the wife has since left his apartment, the man returned home that day, poured fuel on his body, barricaded himself inside his apartment with an iron bar and set himself ablaze ”, the source told newsmen.
I sustained serious burnt from the raging fire while trying to rescue the victim. ” According to Punchng, the landlord who claimed that all his life savings were consumed in the inferno appealed to the Delta State Government and Udu council to come to his rescue to enable him to start life again. A source at the Ovwian – Aladja Police Station also confirmed the incident, adding that the victim had been evacuated to a nearby morgue.