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Man Caught Attempting To Burn Estranged Lover’s Apartment

No longer able to bear the heartbreak of seeing the woman he loves in the arms of another man, one Sunday Ishiaku, allegedly attempted to set his separated lover’s house ablaze.

The suspect, now facing trial at an Ijeshatedo Chief Magistrate’s Court, claimed his actions were on the grounds that his lover refused to sleep with him during their three-year relationship.

Ishiaku is facing a two-count charge of breach of public peace and attempted arson preferred against him by the police.

The defendant, an indigene of Borno State, was alleged to have carried a keg of petrol to the house of the said lover, Kadijat Saga, a Togolese, at 14, Bamishile Street, Idi-Araba, with the intention to burn her property before neighbours intervened and handed him over to the police.

The suspect claimed that Saga refused to sleep with him after collecting his money for the three years they were together as lovers.

On her part, the complainant, explained that she did not consider Ishiaku as her lover and was only accommodating him in her house without attaching anything to their relationship.

She told the court that she was surprised when her neighbour called her on phone to inform her that the defendant broke into her room with the intention of setting it ablaze.

Ishiaku pleaded not guilty to the charges as the complainant informed the court that she would want to settle the matter out of court.

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