A 45-year-old man, Baba Mohammed, is said to have set his neighbour, Usman Tetengi, ablaze and killed his victim for wooing his fiancée.
The incident happened on Thursday in Edo Baba village in the Lavum Local Government Area of Niger State.
Mohammed has been taken into custody by the police.
Days leading up to the dastardly act, he reportedly told police during interrogation that Tetengi had been running after his fiancée and failed to heed his warning to desist.
Rather, the suspect who was said not to have shown contrition, added that his victim threatened to kill him.
“I am not regretting my action because if I did not kill him at that particular time, he would have killed me; so let him go, in his next world, he will not join issues with me again.
“I don’t care where this case will get to, the most important thing is that I have closed his chapter and stopped him from troubling my life.
“There are other women in our community but he chose to make advances to the woman I proposed to marry. He has paid dearly for it, it served him right,” Punch quoted Muhammed as saying.