Muritala Afolabi, a vulcanizer, and resident of Iree, Osun State, on Friday sustained serious injuries after setting himself ablaze.
He was rescued by a neighbor who heard his cry as he was being burnt. He was rushed to a private hospital in Iree, where he was admitted.
While speaking to source from his sick bed, Muritala said he set himself ablaze because he was subjected to emotional torture and frustration by his wife.
Multitala who is 30 years of age said he got married to his wife in July 2022 and since then she has made life unbearable for him by constantly throwing curses at him.
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.
“I thought of what I was passing through and it made me to decide to end my life. Poverty and repeated curses of my wife made me lose hope. I married the woman just in July this year.
“Some people heard me when the fire was burning my body and rushed to the scene. They rescued me and brought me to hospital.”
When his wife was contacted, she denied frustrating her husband.
She said, “I don’t know why he decided to kill himself. I am his wife. I am yet to have any child for him.”