Man sets lover, rival ablaze with petrol in Lagos

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A Lagos-based building engineer identified only as Ogundare has reportedly killed his lover, Oriyomi Folarin and his rival, Akinade Omole, aka Currency for allegedly jilting him.


The incident, which happened on Ebijimi Street in the Meiran area of the state, has left residents in awe.

Ogundare and Folarin had been in a romantic relationship for years until sometime in 2016 when he (Ogundare) reportedly had financial challenges and could no longer meet his lover ’s needs.

Before their relationship went sour, Ogundare had allegedly rented a shop for the woman and rented an apartment for her in the Agbado area of Ogun State.

The woman, a divorcee popularly called Iya Corner, operated a beer parlor on the street and had three children.

The Punch is reporting that Ogundare, on Sunday had seen a Highlander Jeep that Omole parked at a filling station a few metres away from the beer parlour and had allegedly trailed him to his lover’s shop.

He stormed the shop with a gallon of petrol, allegedly poured the content on the woman and his rival and set them ablaze.

The fire was also said to have spread to Ogundare’s hand while fleeing the scene.

It was learnt that Omole and Folarin died in a hospital in the community on Monday from the burns they suffered.

Confirming the incident on Wednesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the police had launched a manhunt for Ogundare.

The PPRO said, “Two victims are dead; the suspect is missing but believed to be on the run.

“Effort is on to track him, although, we are yet to confirm if he is still alive as news have it that he poisoned himself to death.

“The case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID, Yaba for further investigation,” the PPRO added.

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