I don't know what came over me-woman who sets 10-year-old daughter ablaze tells Ogun police - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

I don't know what came over me-woman who sets 10-year-old daughter ablaze tells Ogun police

The Ogun police command says it has arrested a housewife and mother of five, Mrs Aisha Tijani for pouring petrol on her 10- year-old daughter and set her ablaze at Mowe, Ogun State.

Mrs Aisha Tijani was said to have been angered by her daughter for having the temerity to return the phone she (her mother) had initially seized from one of the children back to him.

DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Oyeyemi noted that the suspect was arrested on March 20.

Aisha was reportedly arrested following a report lodged at Mowe divisional headquarters by one Moroof Ayinde, who reported that the suspect who lives in the same house with him poured petrol on her little daughter and set her ablaze.

The police stated further that the woman got annoyed because the little girl took a phone she seized from one of her children from where she kept it and gave it back to the child from whose hand the phone was seized.

The statement revealed further that "upon the report, the DPO Mowe division, CSP Folashade Tanaruno quickly moved to the scene with the detectives and got the suspect arrested.

“The victim, who had been badly burnt was rushed to the nearest hospital from where she was referred to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital for proper medical attention.

“On interrogation, the suspect, who claimed to have been separated from the father of the children, explained to the police that she didn’t know what came over her when she was carrying out the wicked act".

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.

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