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Boyfriend Sets This Beautiful NYSC Girl Ablaze For Jilting Him

Boyfriend Sets This Beautiful NYSC Girl
Ablaze For Jilting Him
When in November 2012, Winifred Okey,
received a call-up letter to begin her Nysc
programme in Rivers State, she was
happy. This was because she wanted to be
posted there so that she would be close to
her friends, who were staying in the state.

The 23-year-old graduate’s happiness was
however cut short after she was set ablaze
at the corper’s lodge by her ex-boyfriend.

And I hear beautiful Winifred has died as a
result of the burns.

“We learnt that her former boyfriend in the
university went to her room at night,
emptied a keg of petrol on the door and set
the building on fire. Other residents rushed
to the scene and were able to rescue
Winifred and her roommate, but Winifred
had been badly burnt.

“They were rushed to the University of
Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital.”

According to members of her family who
spoke with Punch, the incident occurred on
July 19, 2013.

A member of the family, who wished to
remain anonymous, said, “Winifred was
the first child of the family. She has a
younger sister, Ruth. We were all in Lagos

when we received a call from NYSC that
Winifred was in a critical condition so her
parents travelled to Rivers State

It was learnt that Winifred’s parents stayed
with her at the hospital till July 31, 2013,
when the graduate of Home Economics
died due to the burns she had sustained.
When Punch asked Winifred’s family why
the suspect committed the act, they said
they did not know as they had never met
him before. A cousin of the deceased said,

“Winifred and the guy met in school, but
the guy lives in Port Harcourt while we live
in Lagos. The incident is still a shock to us.”
Friends of the deceased, however, said the
ex-lover had been sending threat messages
to her for leaving him. They were not,
however, able to state, the cause of their

Winifred was said to have started dating
someone else, which did not go down well
with her ex-lover.

The State Criminal Investigation
Department immediately swung into action
and began investigations into the matter. It
was learnt that the police arrested the
culprit, who had burns on his hands.

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