By Charles Akinbode
Remains of a Egypt-based Nigerian business man, Bolu Bamidele, whose wife, Ifeoluwa, was set on fire and killed have been buried.
The jealous wife reportedly burnt his late husband, an indigene of Otan-Ayegbaju, the headquarters of Boluwaduro Local Government Area of Osun State, to death after accusing him of cheating her and bearing a child outside wedlock.
Bolu also called Teebam reportedly returned to Osogbo in Osun State from Cairo, Egypt to celebrate his wife’s birthday with her when the incident happened.
The body was buried on Wednesday at the cemetery of St. Benedict Catholic Cathedral, Popo, Osogbo, according to a family source.
The victim’s elder brother, Bode Bamidele, disclosed that a light ceremony was conducted for the deceased by some priests and that he was buried thereafter.
Bode said the wife started a fight with her husband when she went through his phone and discovered that the deceased was cheating on her.
It was learnt that various chats on the deceased’s phone with another woman through a WhatsApp confirmed to Ifeoluwa that Bolu was into a relationship with another woman.
Ifeoluwa, therefore, was said to have confronted her husband with the information and that led to an argument an later a serious fight.
Bode said: “The incident occured on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at their residence in Koka-Ibokun in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.
“Because Ifeoluwa was not happy with what she discovered about her husband, she sprinkled petrol in the bedroom while Bolu was deeply asleep at night. She locked the door, set the bedroom ablaze and fled the residence immediately after the act.
“Now efforts are being made by the police and our family to arrest Ifeoluwa, who had run away since the incident. Meanwhile, relatives of Ifeoluwa have been invited by the police.
“My brother (deceased) was buried yesterday (Wednesday) at St. Benedict Cathedral in Osogbo. I will be going to the SCID in Osogbo to meet with the family members of Ifeoluwa.”
He spoke further on the report in the social media that Ifeoluwa had committed suicide after the incident, he said it was not true and that the suspect was still being searched for.
He said: “It is not true that she is dead and neither has she been found. The police are yet to find her.”