The police in Lagos have arrested a man simply identified as Chima for allegedly setting his elder sister ablaze.
Victoria was alleged to be two months pregnant at the time the incident occurred at their residence in Okokomaiko area of the state on May 14.
The Nation reported that Chima had picked up a keg in the kitchen to hit his sister, Victoria, 20, for allegedly slapping their mother, not knowing that the keg contained petrol.
It was learnt that the family members were in the kitchen of their restaurant when an argument ensued between mother and daughter, during which the woman chided Victoria for leaving their residence to cohabit with men.
Angry Victoria, it was gathered, raised her hand against her mother which forced Chima to grab a nearby keg to hit her.
But the content reportedly poured out with some of it touching Victoria which ignited fire leaving her with severe burns.
It was learnt that the girl was initially taken to a nearby hospital on Kemberi Road, Okokomaiko, but doctors rejected her and referred them to Alimosho General Hospital, Igando where she was confirmed dead.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana confirmed the incident, adding that the suspect had been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Yaba for further action.