Married man, lover set on fire by ex-boyfriend

A 51-year-old businessman, Ayobami
Oyedutan, and his extra-marital lover have
been killed by the estranged boyfriend of the
woman.
The scorned man attacked the duo at a beer
parlour in Ijaiye area of Lagos State. He
reportedly sprayed them with petrol and set them
on fire. reports the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN).
Witnesses told NAN that the incident happened
on Sunday at the woman’s beer parlour located
at Americana Street, Jankara, Agbado-Ijaiye,
Lagos State.
The woman died at the bar, while her friend,
Oyedutan died on Monday at Gbagada General
Hospital following severe burns sustained in the
fire.
Sources told NAN that the attacker, who is now
at large, was the estranged lover of the woman
who owned the beer parlour, where the petrol
attack occurred.
She was simply identified as ”Mama-Corner”.
According to a witness: ” The ex-lover of the
woman, who was not happy over her unfaithfulness
to him, became angry and went to the beer parlour,
sprayed the man and woman with petrol and lit
them up.
”The man, who lit the fire, got his cloth burnt as he
was running out. The woman died in the beer
parlour, the lover man died on Monday at Gbagada
General Hospital, ” a source told NAN.
The businessman was buried on Tuesday at his
house in Ajasa Village, Command area of Ipaja,
Lagos.
NAN learnt that the trio involved in the love
triangle were married to different spouses.
The wife of the late businessman, Mrs Tolu
Oyedutan, described his death as a “painful
loss’’.
She told sympathisers that she was with her late
husband until he gave up the ghost at about 11
pm on Monday.
”My regret now is that my five-year-old son won’t
live to see his father when he grows up, ” the
bereaved wife said.
The police spokesperson in Lagos, ASP Dolapo
Badmus, told NAN that the command was yet to
be officially informed about the incident.
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