17-year-old prospective Law student at the Benue State University, Makurdi, Alex Esther, describes to JOHN CHARLES how she set his boyfriend, Chidinma, on fire after he supposedly made her abort three pregnancies
What is your name?
My name is Esther Alex.
How old would you say you are?
I am 17 years of age.
What do you do?
I just acquired induction into Benue State University to contemplate Law.
You were captured for purportedly setting one Chidinma, said to be your sweetheart, burning. What really occurred?
I can’t clarify why I executed my beau. I was only irate over all the issues we had.
What were the issues?
We had been battling about certain issues; like I was a virgin when I met him and he guaranteed never to leave me however to consistently remain by me. Our relationship was truly genuine to the degree that we needed to make a blood vow before I permitted him to ravish me. At the point when I got pregnant for him, he gave me an infusion in his medication shop to cut short the pregnancy. I got pregnant the subsequent time and he guaranteed that we would keep that one (pregnancy). At that point he began getting rowdy and would in some cases not return home while I was pregnant.
Were you two living respectively?
Indeed. He accompanied a few people to meet with my family after which I moved in with him. At that point I got pregnant for him the third time. We had major issues to the point that we had even been going to the police headquarters. I later needed to pack out of his home. His sister would now and again come and beat me up in the house. I was unable to battle for myself. After our last battle, he went to his town for Christmas and returned on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
The night he got back from the town, he came to search for me at our home. I planned to purchase something in the local when I heard him calling me yet I didn’t respond to him. He began imploring me and said there were things he expected to settle with me. I said I had excused him. He at that point said I should go to his home and I said it wouldn’t be conceivable right away.
Anyway, what happened at that point?
Ultimately, I chose to go to his home the next day yet I was frightened that he may hurt me. Thus, I chose to get some fuel for N840 from a man selling around my home. I likewise purchased coordinates and went to visit him around evening time.
What happened when you got to his home with the fuel?
When I got to his home, the primary entryway to the compound was at that point bolted so I needed to proceed to thump at his window. He asked who was there and I said I was the one. He came and opened the entryway for me and I entered however left the fuel outside.
We began talking in his room and settled (our disparities), at that point we had intercourse. I really didn’t want to engage in sexual relations with him however he constrained me and had his direction. After the sex, we both works off.
At that point what was the deal?
I just can’t state, however later, I headed outside and conveyed the fuel and poured it in the room and afterward I lit the matches. I ran out bare and proceeded to rest inside a congregation.
How would you feel now?
Reality has occurred to me now and I feel awful about what has occurred.