The incident happened in the Otun-Akute area of Ogun State, residents saw the woman burning away.
It was brought to light that trouble started when the deceased moved out of her matrimonial home over domestic violence.
The man known as Ponle Adebanjo had swore that no man would be with Lateefat since the lateefat left because of physical abuse.
Confirming the incident, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said Lateefat and Adebanjo were married for three years.
His words: “The suspect was arrested on Saturday after concerned neighbours reported the incident to the police at the Otun-Akute division.
“The deceased husband, Ponle, was reported to have told many people in the area that his wife had no right to live alone and vowed that no other man would be with her after she left him due to physical abuse.
“The couple were married for three years and resided in Otun-Akute, until the woman, Lateefat, decided to leave him when she could no longer cope with the abuse.
“Mr Ponle was said to have gone to the residence of his ex-wife and threatened to kill her if she did not return to his house.
“Their neighbours explained that the man was fond of beating the woman, at times almost to the point of death.
Their fights were said to have become a community matter as the woman was hospitalized on many occasions until she decided to pack out of his house a month ago when she rented an apartment on the same street.”
“Mr Ponle went back to the victim’s house on Saturday night and met her praying.
Yes He poured petrol on her in the room and set her burning, but the woman managed to grab him to ensure they burned together until people intervened.
They were rushed to a nearby hospital where the woman was confirmed dead.”
Oyeyemi added that the man who was handed over to the police later passed away.