There was tension in in Akure, Ondo State capital as a welder identified as Ojo Daniyan allegedly set his wife, Dorcas, ablaze over her refusal to release N900,000 proceeds of a land she sold.
One of the five children of the woman narrated how their mother was roasted alive by their father.
It was gathered that the couple living at lrese, in Akure metropolis had a disagreement over the sale of the land belonging to the wife and refused to hand over the money to the suspect.
A source revealed that the deceased wife had collected a sum of N900, 000 from the sales of the land but refused to give the money to the suspect because alleged to be a spendthrift.
The deceased advised that the money should be used for a profitable business as against the decision of the suspect who wanted the whole money handed over to him to decide what to do with it.
Dorcas was said to have insisted that the husband should understand her point of view and allow the money to be spent judiciously instead of wasting it on unprofitable things.
The husband according to the source became infuriated by the refusal of the wife to hand over the proceedings of the land to him and he promised that she won’t live to spend the money.
Police image-maker, Femi Joseph, said that the daughter of the deceased had narrated to police detectives how their father murdered their mother.
“One of the daughters has given a statement to the police on how their father had a heated argument with their mother over proceed on a land.
“She said that their father bought petrol during the day and kept it inside the room.”