A bride-to-be, identified as Aisha has set herself on fire on Sunday 8th September in a suicidal attempt because his fiancé couldn’t afford a dowry of $47.00
OccupyGh.com has gathered that Aisha took her plan to commit suicide learning that her fiancé who she has been dating for 3 years now has no money to pay for her dowry.
A source closed to the family disclosed to OccupyGh that Aisha’s family called the fiancé – Umar, demanding a dowry of N17,000 amounting approximately to $47.00.
Learning that Umar couldn’t afford the dowry, Aisha brought out a gallon of petrol.
“She brought a gallon of petrol and a matchbox. She got her self drenched in the petrol and struck a match stick and within a second she got engulfed in flames.Even before setting her self ablaze, her younger sister had tried hard to stop her from taking the dangerous decision by flinging the matchbox from her hand as any time she attempted to strike the matches the younger sister would stop her until when she became tired of stopping and went away.”
“The girl then ran outside the house screaming for help until some good Samaritans arrived and put out the raging flames tormenting her. The girl’s father said he had no money to take her to the hospital as he could only boast of N750 at the time the incident happened,” he said.
Aisha is currently receiving treatment from severe first degree burns at the Orthodox Hospital.
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