Man Sets Friend (Father Of Four) Ablaze For Dating His Mum

By 07:20 Tue, 06 Aug 2013 Comments

A father of four, Mr. Sylvester Ezema, of

Akpa Edem, Nsukka, Enugu State was on

Saturday set ablaze by one Sunday

Ugwuoke of the same community.

The incident, which happened in the early

hours of morning, has created much

confusion and tension in the community.

A source who pleaded anonymity told

DailyPost that the victim was ambushed

around 5:30 a.m when he came out to


According to him, “Ugwuoke on sighting

Ezema, poured petrol on him before setting

him ablaze. After the heinous act, he ran

away and is still at large till now”.

He further revealed that the shouting of the

victim attracted sympathizers, who rushed

him to Chukwudi Hospital Nsukka, where

he later died.

Meanwhile, Ugwuoke was alleged to have

told some of his friends that he had

warned the victim several times to stop

having amorous relationship with his


Efforts by our correspondent to get

reactions from the deceased’s family

proved abortive as they declined


When contacted, the Enugu State Police

Public Relation Officer, Ebere Amarizu, DSP,

confirmed the incident and said that police

had started investigations to unravel the

circumstances surrounding the incident.

“The matter has been reported to the

police. After investigations, those indicted

will be arrested and prosecuted.

“The body of the deceased has been

deposited at the Bishop Shanahan Hospital

Nsukka for post mortem examination”,

Amaraizu stated.



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