19-year-old Yahoo boy sets girlfriend ablaze in Lagos

(L-R) Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu and the PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana
(L-R) Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu and the PPRO, DSP Bala Elkana

Operatives of Iba Police Station have arrested a 19-year-old boy, Orji Ifeanyichukwu for allegedly setting his 24-year-old girlfriend, Alabi Tolani ablaze because she had another lover.

DSP Bala Elkana, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, said this in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday.

Elkana said that the incident took place at G54, Army Post Service Housing Estate, Ojo, Lagos where they both lived in Ifeanyichukwu’s N600, 000 per annum apartment.

“Ifeanyichukwu met the victim on Feb. 28, through a hookup and she moved into his house in March.

“He has been into internet fraud popularly known as Yahoo boys for the past three years where he gets the proceeds for renting the apartment.

“They have since then, inhabited as lovers because her parents live apart,” the police spokesman said.

He said that Ifeanyichukwu brought Tolani into his house with conditions that she would quit prostitution and stick to him alone.

“However, trouble started on Thursday when the victim left home to fix her hair and did not return until the next day.

“She equally left the house on Friday under the guise of visiting her father but ended up seeing another man.

“Ifeanyichukwu got to know on Saturday when she returned by scrolling through her phone and saw her chats, video calls and pictures of herself naked which she sent to her client,” Elkana said.

He said that the suspect (Ifeanyichukwu) became angry and used the petrol he kept for his generator to set her ablaze.

“A team of detectives visited the scene and the victim has been taken to General Hospital, Igando where she was admitted but died in the early hours of Sunday.

“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has directed the immediate transfer of the case to Criminal Investigation Department Yaba.

“The suspect confessed to the commission of the crime and will be charged to court for murder,” Elkana said


  1. What a useless boy. He stupidly allowed emotions got hold of his composure and reason.

    You will be lucky if a judge gave you a life jail sentence You’ll likely be hung for murder.

    Anyways, the government has some level of blames for this singular act of brutality and criminality.

    All the time, Buhari’s fulani herdsmen killers have been going from state to state, killing and butchering Nigerians without repercussions, perhaps if, they were arrested, prosecuted, jailed or hung, obviously, this young killer and his ilks would undoubtedly think twice before they acted.

    Really, Buhari has finished Nigeria with his unending shading of his fulani herdsmen killers from the law.

    Moreover, if Buhari hadn’t stopped the teaching of history in Nigerian schools, the people who indulge in various acts of vices, crimes and criminality would have known from what happened to the past criminals, that there is always a price to pay for crimes.

    What a clueless government. What a failed ruler. What a huge mistake.

    What a situation. I take a stroll. Nonsense.

  2. Ifeanyichukwu, you’re a coward, you met this and she was a professional prostitute and you decide to keep her in your apartment thinking she will one day quit prostitution, you should have just sent her parking from your house, all you need to do just sit her down that with this evidence on your phone we cannot continue in this relationship, now you’re in trouble, you have given police an upper hand to deal with and you will help the police looking for your co-yahoo boys before they arraign you before the law court, a professional yahoo boy,you have make the greatest mistakes of your life, forget of seen the light of day till your case is decided, now you give yourself to the police life and direct, you are gone…..bro!

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