A Lagos barber, identified as Ahmed, has died after he set himself ablaze on a road leading to Omole Estate, near Akiode Bus Stop.
The barber had reportedly emerged on the road around 4:30 pm on Wednesday holding a five-litre jerrycan of petrol. He subsequently poured the fuel on his body, struck a match and lit himself.
But a passerby, who was standing a few metres away from the scene, rushed to put out the fire. He was later carried away by officials of the Lagos State Ambulance Services.
Ahmed died around 5:00pm Friday in a hospital while receiving treatment.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the incident, but said he had yet to be briefed on the man’s death.
He said, “The incident is true. The man attempted suicide by setting himself ablaze but he was rescued.
“We have yet to ascertain the reason why he took that deadly action.”
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