It was a tragic day in the Igbogene area of Bayelsa state when a 40-year-old man set his girlfriend and a pastor ablaze out of pure jealousy.
The jealous lover identified as Efifa Obukulubu narrated how he set his girlfriend and a pastor on fire after catching them sleeping together in the pastor’s house.
Obukulubu was among the 45 suspects that were paraded by the Bayelsa State Police Command for various crimes.
The pastor, according to a report by The Guardian was working with the New Baptist Church and the female deceased was his assistant.
Narrating to newsmen at the police command, the estranged lover said: “It was due to anger that I carried out the arson. We have been dating for four years and this year, between October 30 and 31, I realized that my girlfriend was always going to the pastor’s house each time I was not at home.
“When I found out the affair between the pastor and my girlfriend, I became angry and all I could think of at the time was to set them ablaze. It was anger that made me set them ablaze. I caught them red-handed sleeping on the bed after I peep through the window,” he said.