A middle-aged man in Ufuogene, Umudomi in Onicha Igboeze, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Michael Okoro, has burnt himself to death following a misunderstanding with his sister.
Okoro reportedly drenched his body with kerosene and then set himself on fire.
An eyewitness and resident of the area, Sylvester Eze, said Okoro had misunderstanding with one of his sisters.
“Okoro had a serious misunderstanding with one of his sisters to the extent that he brought out a machete to kill her but the girl was very smart and she escaped the attack.
“In anger, the man came back, grabbed a keg of kerosene, emptied it on his body and instantly lit a match on himself and started burning,” he said.
Eze noted that alarm was raised but that before people could arrived the scene to assist in putting out the fire, Okoro had sustained high degree of burn.
He said Okoro was rushed to Onicha General Hospital in the area for treatment and was referred to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki by the doctors but that as the family members were busy making arrangements on how to take him to the hospital, Okoro gave up the ghost.