Wife Accused Of Setting Husband Ablaze Commits Suicide

Wife Accused Of Setting Husband Ablaze Commits Suicide

Wife Accused Of Setting Husband Ablaze Commits Suicide

Ifeoluwa, who was suspected of lighting her husband Bolu Bamidele on fire in their home in the Koka town of Osun State while he was living in Cairo, Egypt, has killed herself.

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After the event, Bamidele was alleged to have suffered serious injuries and was taken to a private hospital in Osogbo. From there, he was then sent to the University College Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo State. On Tuesday, he passed away.

According to a family member of Bamidele who spoke about what happened under the condition of anonymity, Ifeoluwa allegedly spotted transaction information for a sizeable sum of money the deceased had made and believed he was engaging in adultery.

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The source said the issue led to a quarrel between the couple which made Ifeoluwa’s younger sister living with them rush out of the house to look for those who would settle the matter.

Wife Accused Of Setting Husband Ablaze Commits Suicide

He further said, “Ifeoluwa’s sister living with the family was the one that called people’s attention to the fire ravaging the house when she returned and saw smoke. They quickly rushed to the scene. Bamidele was trapped in the room for about 20 minutes before we could remove the burglar-proof bars to enter.

“He was completely burnt down. He was living in Cairo and returned home before the last eid Kabir celebration. They got engaged just a few months back. They met at a polytechnic in Offa, Kwara State when they were both students some years back.

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“The woman doused the husband and the entire house with petrol and set it on fire. The victim died around 4pm on Tuesday while on admission at the UCH, Ibadan.”

Until Friday, Ifeoluwa was said to be on the run and the Osun State Police Command launched a manhunt to apprehend her.

Wife Accused Of Setting Husband Ablaze Commits Suicide

But Ifeoluwa’s remains were identified by Bode, an elder brother to her husband at the morgue of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Hospital, Jaleyemi Osogbo, on Friday.

Those sighted at the morgue on the hospital premises where Ifeoluwa’s remains were included her father and some other relatives.

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Sources in the hospital told City Round that the deceased was rushed on Thursday evening from another hospital in Ilesa where she was admitted after taking a poisonous substance.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, further said, “she (Ifeoluwa) died around 7 pm on Thursday. She was rushed in from a hospital in Ilesa after taking a poisonous substance.”

It was also learned that Ifeoluwa was brought to the hospital by a relation she contacted and revealed her hideout in Ilesa to.

Wife Accused Of Setting Husband Ablaze Commits Suicide

In a suicide note by Ifeoluwa sighted by our correspondent, she denied killing her husband and called on his friends and family to investigate the cause of the death.

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The note read in part, “I did not kill your friend. You all know. I genuinely loved him and I still do even to the point of my death. Do findings everywhere, Omobaba and Fourty especially, I am counting on you guys. Boluwatife will appreciate this so much.“

The state police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola could not be reached for comment on the matter. Calls made to her mobile rang out and she had yet to reply to a text message sent to her as of the time this report was filed.

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