A 40- year-old man, Nicodemus Nomyange set himself and his girlfriend Shininenge Pam ablaze in Benue State.
Recall that Nomyange and Pam died from the fire incident which occurred off Inikpi street, Makurdi in Benue on Saturday, November 14.
According to The Nation reports, Nomyange has been dating Pam for some time and Nomyange, who is married with children, had proposed to marry Pam, who sources said turned him down on the basis that she preferred to marry a single and not married man.
Nomyange, who was apparently hurt following rejection by Pam, proceeded to her apartment on Saturday evening and set it ablaze after locking everyone inside. The lovers got burnt despite intervention made by neighbours to safe them from the fire.
The married man was said to have died at the spot, while his side chic Pam later died on the way to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Benue Police spokeperson Kate Anene has confirmed the tragic incident and their bodies have been taken to the Federal Medical Center Makurdi and deposited by officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who were at the scene.