Adamawa police command has arrested one Ibrahim Muhammadu for allegedly conspiring with another man to set ablaze a newly married woman and her husband because she jilted him.
The police said the suspect from Gadawaliwol in Jabbi Lamba, Girei Local Government Area, hired someone to set the couple on fire on September 6, barely two weeks after their wedding.
The woman died on Saturday September 10, due to severe burns while the man is still receiving treatment in the hospital.
It was gathered that Ibrahim Muhammadu who is married with four children, fell in love with the deceased and spent about N150, 000 on her after she agreed to marry him.
The deceased after allegedly collecting the money, declined the proposal and got married to another suitor: the man currently battling with his life at the hospital.
Angered by this, Muhammadu gave one Ibrahim Savanna N5,000 and four measures of rice to get the couple killed.
After collecting the money and the rice, Ibrahim Savanna, armed with petrol and matches, went to the room of the couple in the night and set it on fire after locking it up.
The Nation reported that the arsonist ran off and had not been found. Muhammadu has been arrested and is currently being detained by the police.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State, SP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed this, saying the Criminal Investigation Department of the Command is investigating the matter after which the suspect would be charged to court.
He assured that the suspect would be duly investigated and prosecuted, advising the general public to desist from taking the law into their own hands.