Chidimma Omah, the man who was set ablaze by his lover in Benue after a misunderstanding, is dead.
He died from the burns he suffered from the incident.
Alex Esther, his 18-year-old lover, had set his apartment on Zaki Biam Street in Makurdi, the state capital, ablaze around 2am on Monday.
Neighbours said Esther must have drugged Omah before spraying his one-room residence with fuel and set it ablaze while he was asleep.
Catherine Anene, police spokesperson in the state, said Omah died around 10pm at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi, where he was receiving treatment.
Esther has been transferred to the state headquarters for further investigation.
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