Orji Ifeanyichukwu, 19, has set his girlfriend ablaze, leading to her death in a hospital she was admitted to after the incident. The incident took place at G54, Army Post Service Housing Estate, in the Ojo axis of Lagos State.
Orji, an alleged internet fraudster, reportedly found that the deceased, Tolani Alabi, 24, had visited a “client” despite her promise to quit prostitution.
DSP Bala Elkana, Lagos Police Command spokesperson, said Orji and the deceased were staying as live-in lovers in the latter’s N600, 000 per annum apartment.
Elkana says: “Ifeanyichukwu met the victim on Feb. 28, through a hookup and she moved into his house in March.
“He has been into internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo boys for the past three years where he gets the proceeds for renting the apartment.
“They have since then, inhabited as lovers because her parents live apart,” the police spokesman said.
He said that Ifeanyichukwu took Tolani in based on her promise to quit prostitution and stick to him alone.
“However, trouble started on Thursday when the victim left home to fix her hair and did not return until the next day.
“She equally left the house on Friday under the guise of visiting her father but ended up seeing another man.
“Ifeanyichukwu got to know on Saturday when she returned by scrolling through her phone and saw her chats, video calls and pictures of herself naked which she sent to her client,” Elkana said.
In a fit of rage, the suspect doused the deceased in petrol and set light to it.
The police said the victim died early Sunday morning and that the suspect had been detained at the Criminal Investigation Department Yaba. He said the suspect confessed to the crime and would be prosecuted.