“He made me abort three pregnancies “ – 17 years-old girl who set her boyfriend ablaze in Benue speaks

“The 17-year-old girl, who burnt her boyfriend to death in Benue state, has narrated how the incident happened.

A patent medicine, Chidinma Ikechukwu died on January 11, after he was set ablaze by Alex Esther in Wadata suburb of Makurdi.

According to the girl, she and Omah took a blood oath before she allowed him to deflower her. She also said that he promised never to leave her. Speaking with Punch, Esther said she had aborted three pregnancies for Omah and that the second one, he promised they would keep the baby but didn’t fulfill his promise.

“I just gained admission into Benue State University to study Law.’” Esther told the publication

“I just can’t explain why I killed my boyfriend. I was just angry over all the issues we had.”
‘We had been fighting over some issues; like I was a virgin when I met him and he promised never to leave me but to always stand by me. Our relationship was really serious to the extent that we had to take a blood oath before I allowed him to deflower me. When I got pregnant for him, he gave me an injection in his medicine shop to abort the pregnancy. I got pregnant the second time and he promised that we would keep that one (pregnancy). Then he started misbehaving and would sometimes not even come home while I was pregnant.” she continued.

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”He later came with some people to meet with my family after which I moved in with him. Then I got pregnant for him the third time. We had serious problems to the point that we had even been going to the police station. I later had to pack out of his house. His sister would sometimes come and beat me up in the house. I couldn’t fight for myself.”

Narrating how the incident happened, Esther said;

“We started chatting in his room and settled (our differences), then we had sex. I actually didn’t feel like having sex with him but he forced me and had his way. After the sex, we both slept off.

Later, I went outside and carried the fuel and poured it in the room and then I lit the matches. I ran out naked and went and slept inside a church.”

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