NURTW Worker Sets Lover Ablaze For Ending Their Affair

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A senior official of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers(NURTW) Ikotun, lagos branch, Adesanmoye Kehinde, has been arrested and taken to court for allegedly setting his lover ablaze for calling off their relationship.

Kehinde, 43, who is married with three children, had been dating Delta state born Janet for a while and was setting up plans for marriage. Janet,31, however decided to end the affair because she felt Kehinde was too troublesome.

According to Janet who testified in court today, Kehinde had threatened to deal with her but she didn’t take his threats seriously. He however carried out his threat by setting her ablaze at Ikotun Roundabout while she was on her way to a friend’s house. She said unknown to her, Kehinde had trailed her as she left her house on Olaoluwa Street in Abaranje, Ikotun, poured petrol on her and then set her ablaze. She suffered major burns and injuries and is still in a critical condition.

Kehinde was later arrested and charged to court on a two-count charge under Sections 243 and 244 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011. When the charge was read to him today in court, he pleaded not guilty. He was however granted bail by the court but could not meet up with the bail conditions. The case was adjourned to May 15 2015.

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