The middle-aged man allegedly set himself on fire after he caught his wife pants down having sex with the boy at Owharen Street, Ovwian in Udu Local Council area.

The young boy basically washes the deceased Keke NAPEP on a daily basis.

The woman was said to have ran away from the house immediately the incident happened.

Unable to bare the shame, the man reportedly locked himself up in his apartment, poured fuel on his body and struck a match stick.

It was gathered that neighbours were drawn to the incident when smoke was seen emanating from the apartment.

He was burnt beyond recognition before help could arrive.

First respondents say the inferno spread to other apartments, destroying property worth millions of naira in the process.

Owner of the building, who claimed that all his life savings were consumed in the inferno appealed to the Delta State Government and Udu Local Council authorities to come to his rescue.

A source at the Ovwian-Aladja Police Station also confirmed the incident, adding that the remains of the deceased have been evacuated to a nearby morgue.

Police officials have begun investigation into the incident.