A woman in Delta State, South South Nigeria has allegedly set a man ablaze over a paltry debt of N200.

The Delta State Police Command said it has arrested the woman for setting the young man ablaze.

Delta Police Commissioner, Adeyinka Adeleke has said, another female accomplice allegedly involved in the crime is on the run.

The young man simply identified himself as Sunday was set ablaze in Effurun, Uwvie L.G.A. of Delta state.

Source said the young man owed the woman who doused him with fuel, but it is unclear what dealings the victim had with the other woman who lit the matches that consumed the debtor.

The trouble started when the duo accosted the young man demanding N200 owed one of the women, a black market dealer of petroleum products.

It was gathered that after the victim was drenched with fuel, the other woman threw a match in the direction of the deceased.

The young man died before medical assistance could reach his aid.

Adeleke said the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.


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