Newly married artisan burns self, blames abusive wife
Muritala was, however, rescued by some people who heard his cry as fire burnt his body.
He was rushed to a private hospital in Iree, where he was admitted.
Speaking with the Media from his sick bed on Sunday, Muritala, a vulcaniser, said he decided to commit suicide having been subjected to emotional torture and frustration by his wife.
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He said, “I just thought of ending it. That Friday, I went into a filing station, bought fuel and went to a forest behind Baptist High School, Iree, and set myself ablaze.
“Some people heard me when fire was burning my body and rushed to the scene. They rescued me and brought me to hospital.”
When contacted by our correspondent on the phone, Muritala’s wife, Ifedolapo, denied cursing him.