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Photo: Man Arrested For Burning Wife Alive In Benin City Edo State

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June 15, 2016 – Picture: Husband Arrested For Burning Wife Alive In Benin After He Refused To Attend Father-In-Law’s Burial

A man identified as John Onya has been arrested for allegedly setting his wife ablaze in Benin city.

The suspect reportedly poured petrol on his wife, Margaret Onya at 35 JB Street, Ekosodin quarters off Ugbowo-Lagos road in the capital city of Edo state over a disagreement that happened after he refused to attend the burial ceremony of his wife’s father.

Hear what Mrs Onya said on her hospital bed:

“We had a quarrel and my husband told me he would teach me a lesson. After our disagreement, I sat on the chair and my husband went inside, brought petrol and wanted to pour it on me.
“I held the jar and as we were dragging, I was shouting for help. He overpowered me and poured the contents on me and lit a match. I was saved by one of my neighbours who rushed into our apartment and put out the fire.”

John Onya is currently cooling off at Benin City Police Custody.



  1. betty

    June 15, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    wicked soul

  2. fifelomo

    June 15, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Definitely the husband mix akamu with weed. Unto which matter? Wicked man.

  3. Bokem

    June 15, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    I keep telling people that Nigeria has highest number of domestic violent and gender violent in Africa. who does that if not in that country.

    • Okiss Baba

      June 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM

      easy brother mad people are everywhere.

    • Okiss Baba

      June 15, 2016 at 7:43 PM

      easy brother mad people are everywhere.


  4. Joy

    June 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Too much” igbo” smoking

  5. Grace

    June 15, 2016 at 8:07 PM

    Sad. Our Nigerian are very wicket wicket to the highest degree. They have no regards for human beings.

    If at all they have children how will these children feel about their dad? Mum like this dad in jail. Oh God who will take care of the wife now and the children?

    God send rescuer to this woman. May God deliver Nigerians. If not my children will never get married to any of our men. Other African countries preferable.

  6. Metu Nyetu

    June 15, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    They should provide in our constitution for criminals to be exercuted or punished the exact way they had done to their victims. Burning this man a little and then putting out the fire would never be a bad idea.

  7. Loveline

    June 15, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Just an argument, God have mercy!

  8. sola olaniyi

    June 16, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    OMG! some people are wicked mehn

  9. Maryf

    June 16, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    That man is the type kept in the zoo or plantation. People like that not suppose to live among human beings. Get well soon Margaret

  10. Maryf

    June 16, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    That man is the type kept in the zoo or plantation. People like that are not suppose to live among human beings. Get well soon Margaret

  11. Uzoma

    June 16, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    How can a man with souls pour gasoline on another human being let alone his wife and lit her up? @ Grace,wickedness abound everywhere so marrying your daughters to men from other countries is not a guarantee for safety. American men and women use each other for insurance. Here you see the husband or the wife set up insurance on the partner and after kill her or she either kill him or hire somebody to kill her husband so he/she can claim the money. What one should pray for is for God to please forgive our sins and make people have human feelings.

  12. sparrow

    June 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    i don dey tell piple if u wan smoke igbo smoke original no smoke fake

  13. Blessed Joy

    June 18, 2016 at 2:10 PM

    This is why I said some marriages are not meant to be. Anyway, what do you expect in a country where women are treated with no respect or value. Some animals who call themselves husband take advantage of it to be stupid.

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