From Josef Agile, Aliade
A 52-year-old, Hyundughbee Tioonkyur of Jato Udum village, Gwer Local Government Area of Benue State has been arrested by the Vigilante for allegedly setting the house of his estrange wife ablaze.
Narrating the incident which took place recently, Elder Torbee Gwa, in a chat with The Voice, said the residents of Jato Udum village were alerted by the cry of a woman for help.
According to Elder Gwa, on rushing to the victim’s house whose name was given as Regina, age 42, the whole house was already on fire.
He further disclosed that it took the combined efforts of the youths to rescue her but she however lost all her properties to the inferno.
Elder Torbee further revealed that after saving the woman, the vigilante group in the area arrested one, Hyundughbee Tioonkyur, a 52 year- old-man, who confessed to carrying out the evil act.
Tioonkyur said, “the woman is my wife. We have six children and two grand children but she decided to take to immoral life as professional prostitute. Reginal usually leave my house for her immoral activities while I am left alone to suffer with the children.
“All efforts by her parents and other family members to resolve the issues proved abortive, instead, she decided to relocate to one of my plots in Jato Udum, a distance from Tse-Gafa, my hometown and occupied a thatch house which she uses for her immoral affairs”
According to him, “when ever I visit her, she usually send me out of the house and she had even organized bad boys to kill me twice but God saved me.
“I went to her place to table the children’s problems to her so that we can proffer solution to these problems together but she refused to open the door for me. Out of anger, I decided to set the house ablaze”