*I have no regrets. The most important thing is that I have closed his chapter. He paid dearly for it…he will not join issues with me again.
The police in Niger State have apprehended a 45 -year-old man, Baba Mohammed of Edo Baba village in the Lavum Local Government Area of the state for allegedly setting his neighbor, Usman Tetengi, ablaze for wooing his fiancée.
It was learnt that the suspect had asked the victim to stop courting the woman he proposed to marry, but Tetengi reportedly failed to heed the warning.
It was gathered that Mohammed allegedly drenched his victim with three litres of petrol before setting him ablaze. Tetengi died from the injuries sustained from the fire.
Mohammed said that he killed Tetengi because he threatened to attack him, adding that he felt no remorse for his action. He said;
“I am not regretting my action because if I did not kill him at that particular time, he would have killed me; so let him go, in his next world, he will not join issues with me again.
“I don’t care where this case will get to, the most important thing is that I have closed his chapter and stopped him from troubling my life.
“There are other women in our community but he chose to make advances to the woman I proposed to marry. He has paid dearly for it, it served him right.”
The Command Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, while confirming the incident, said the victim was rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Bida and was later referred to Gwagwalada Hospital, Abuja where he was receiving treatment until his died.
He said that the matter would be charged to court on conclusion of investigation.