Man Sets His Family Ablaze In Ogun State
Sad News as A 43-year-old teacher,Mrs Gbemisola Edward, her daughter, Dolapo, 11,were burnt to death by her husband, Joshua, after he allegedly poured petrol on her, their daughter
The incident reportedly happened last Thursday on Augustine Street, Ire Akari Estate, Ifo LGA, Ogun State, after a disagreement. Gbemisola’s son, Joshua Babatunde, 16, who narrowly escaped, said his stepfather had wanted his mother to sell their three-bedroom apartment, but she refused.
He said, “It was the scream of my mother that woke me up. Dolapo and Samson were also set ablaze. I wanted to put out the fire when my stepfather poured petrol on me as well. Before he returned with matches, I managed to escape and reported at the Ifo Police Station”.
According to Him the suspect was working with a factory but was sacked some months ago, After a series of failed attempts to secure a new job “He told my mother to sell the house so that he could use the money to start a business. But my mother said she would never sell the house she struggled to build. We moved into the house in January.
The following month, he and his son Samson 7 started living with us. It was a woman at our former residence in Iyana Ipaja (Lagos State) that bore Samson for him. He used to beat mum while we were in Iyana Ipaja.”
The suspect,Joshua fled immediately the incident happened,The police in the state is currently on a manhunt to apprehend and arrest the suspect