A man identified as Muritala Afolabi has sustained severe injuries after setting himself ablaze in Iree, Osun State. He was, however, rescued by some people who heard his cry when the fire burnt his body.
Muritala was rushed to a private hospital, where he was arrested. While speaking with reporters, Muritala revealed he is a vulcanizer. According to him, his suicide attempt was because of the emotional torture his wife subjected him to.
According to Muritala, ever since he got married to his wife in July 2022, his life has been a living hell. He said “I just thought of ending it. That Friday, I went into a filing station, bought fuel and went to a forest behind Baptist High School, Iree, and set myself ablaze.”
“I thought of what I was passing through and it made me to decide to end my life. Poverty and repeated curses of my wife made me to lose hope. I married the woman just in July this year.”
“Some people heard me when fire was burning my body and rushed to the scene. They rescued me and brought me to hospital.”
In addition, when Muritala’s wife, Ifedolapo, was contacted, she denied cursing him.
She said, “I don’t know why he decided to kill himself. I am his wife. I am yet to have any child for him.”