A man in Lagos identified as Akpos has allegedly burnt his wife, Risikat, to death at their residence on Ayide Osolo Street, Divine Estate, in the Ijanikin area of the state.
Akpos and Risikat were at their residence when an argument ensued between them, reports said.
The argument reportedly degenerated and Akpos, out of annoyance, reached for petrol, poured it on his wife and set her ablaze.
After perpetrating the crime, Akpos was said to have abandoned the woman for dead and fled the premises, Punch reported.
Some good Samaritans reportedly rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment, as the matter was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station for investigation.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said Risikat sustained severe burns, adding that she died while receiving treatment in the hospital.
He said, “A case was reported at the Ijanikin Police Station that a woman, Risikat, 48, allegedly had an altercation with her husband and in the process, he poured petrol on his wife and set her ablaze.
“It resulted in serious bodily burns and she was immediately rushed to a hospital for treatment but she died. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing husband.”