A couple was forced to spend the night in a maize store following a case of “self- arson”.
The man had opted five years ago to live in a different hut from his wife who had given him five children as a birth control method.
Over the festive season, the couple decided to make merry with close friends in the village. As expected, the party raised her hormonal hyperactivity and neighbors could hear her drunkenly beseeching her husband to let her into his hut for a good time after five long years of ‘starvation’.
Despite the appeal, the man forced her out of his house saying he could not stand the sight of a crying baby. In an attempt to blackmail him into her bed, the wife torched his hut just managing to secure a few of his belongings.
The man angered by his wife’s actions decided to strike back and in return torched her hut leaving them both homeless. The chief said this as a situation of intentional destruction of assets and vowed to take action against the couple.
The children were taken in by close relatives.